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The Body (2012)

El cuerpo (original title)
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A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director:

Oriol Paulo

Writers:

Oriol Paulo (screenplay), Lara Sendim (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Coronado ... Jaime Peña
Hugo Silva ... Álex Ulloa
Belén Rueda ... Mayka Villaverde
Aura Garrido ... Carla
Miquel Gelabert ... Vigilante Ángel Torres
Juan Pablo Shuk ... Agente Pablo
Oriol Vila ... Agente Mateos
Carlota Olcina ... Erica Ulloa
Patrícia Bargalló Patrícia Bargalló ... Agente Norma
Mia Esteve Mia Esteve ... Luna Villaverde
Sílvia Aranda Sílvia Aranda ... Ruth (as Silvia Aranda)
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Agente Carlos
Pere Brasó ... Agente 3
Albert López-Murtra Albert López-Murtra ... Agente 4 (as Albert López Murtra)
Paco Moreno Paco Moreno ... Agente Científica
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Storyline

In the middle of the night, a guard working the night shift at a morgue located deep in the woods has a terrible car accident. But, why did the guard panic and left his post in the first place? Furthermore, according to the register, the body of Mayka Villaverde--a beautiful and affluent businesswoman--is mysteriously missing from the morgue. Presumably, Mayka died of a heart attack; nevertheless, who signed the death certificate, as her autopsy is still pending? In the end, there is a general principle in forensic medicine which specifically states that every death is a homicide until proven otherwise. But, finding out who is behind this fiendishly difficult case is going to be an arduous task. Can Inspector Jaime Peña get to the bottom of it? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

La muerte no siempre es el final (Death Is Not Always the End) See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Trivia

Three of the male characters have the same names as Spanish and Argentinian Premier League footballers . See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) The pieces of paper Alex Ulloa throws in the toilet change positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jaime Peña: It's hard pretending to be what you're not all the time.
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Remade as Game (2016) See more »

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November
Performed by Nikol Kollars
Written by Toni Saigi (as Toni Saigi Chupi) and Dani Espinet (as Daniel Espinet Nieto)
2012 Banda Sonora Original, S.L. BSO
Sound Studio: Banda Sonora Original, S.L.
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exquisita , maravilloso , grandeza ,clase , perfecto
18 September 2014 | by bhagathp_vSee all my reviews

I thought the Spanish movie "La cara oculta - The Hidden Face" was the best mystery/thriller I had seen ever. But here comes - El cuerpo - The Body. Mystery and Thrill - from start to finish. Not much to comment on the plot. A body from the morgue goes missing and a detective is onto it . That is the story. Plenty of undetectable twists .The mother of all twists is the last scene. That hits one after another and on the face. Enjoyed this thoroughly. Very good background music score. Very good photography and cinematography. Very good screen play. A buffet of treat.Thanks to you guys "Oriol Paulo and Lara Sendim" - Muchas gracias ! My rating is 9/10.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$8,779,609
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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