The Body(Movie, 2001)

| 1h 49min | Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance / Love, Thriller
The BodyRating: 2.8/5 (with 5959 votes)
The Body is a 2001 mystery thriller drama film written and directed by Jonas McCord. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Richard Sapir, it stars Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Lillian Lux, John Wood, and Derek Jacobi. It is a joint American-Israeli-German co-production, shot on-location in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The plot follows Father Matt Gutierrez (Banderas), a Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to investigate an archaeologic finding by Dr. Sharon Golban (Williams) which is suspected to be the remains of the body of Jesus Christ. This finding puts Gutierrez's faith and his doubts in constant confrontation with Golban's scientific views, and stirs political tensions between Palestine and Israel, while also shaking the foundations of Christianity itself. The film was rele... ()
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About The Body

An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull, lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Jesus Christ. Politicians, clerics, religious extremists and those using terror as a means to an end, find their beliefs and identities tested while risking their lives to unearth the truth.....

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Additional Information

Plays in: Rome
Based on the work of: Richard Sapir ("The Body")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Arabic (AR), English (EN), Hebrew (HE)
Translated into 19 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovenian (SL), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/20/2001 (World premiere: 04/13/2001)
Director: Jonas McCord
Screenwriter: Jonas McCord
Film Editor: Alain Jakubowicz
Director of Photography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Composer: Serge Colbert
Production Designer: Allan Starski
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"The Body - Das geheimnisvolle Grab"
"Le tombeau"
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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