"Twists and turns through different genres and tropes in ways both unexpected and deliciously familiar." SCREEN CLICK

The Body

(El cuerpo)

Director: Oriol Paulo Country: Spain/Italy/France 2013 118 mins Psychological Thriller Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, José Coronado, Aura Garrido

The Body is a thriller in the grand tradition of Hitchcock, set to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and guessing until its final, breathtaking moments.

The body in question is the corpse of a woman that disappears from the morgue without a trace. Over the course of a dark and stormy night, one cop will need all his wits to get to the bottom of this twisted mystery.

José Coronado plays a very different cop from the one seen in the 2012 Spanish Film Festival hit, No Rest for the Wicked. The savvy detective is quick to suspect the dead woman’s husband, Alex Ulloa (Hugo Silva, 2012 festival hit The Opposite of Love). With intense interrogation, revealing flashbacks, and supernatural scenes around the shadowy nighttime forensic lab, the mystery case unfolds.

From the producers of the hugely popular and award-winning horror, The Orphanage, an exceptional crop of talent, including Belén Rueda (The Orphanage), Coronado and Silva, bring this exhilarating ride to life. The Body is tightly wound thriller full of suspense, darkly fascinating characters and clever plot twists that come together for a brilliant ending.

  • Nominee -
    2013 Goya Awards: Best New Director
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.