“Like the forensic lab in which it's set, Oriol Paulo's debut, "The Body," is darkly fascinating, full of secrets and highly polished…”
- Variety

“Currently even the most mainstream of blockbusters can’t resist packing breakneck twists and turns into their narrative, so writer/director Oriol Paulo’s The Body comes as a refreshment... It’s a great, simple premise, and one that’s wrung for all it’s worth”
- This Is Horror

“After “The Others” and “Orphanage,” Hollywood all but ceded the genre of credible, chilling ghost stories to Spain. And deservedly so. To cast its spell, a ghostly tale must take its time, build from recognizable reality to some moment when the incredible becomes credible. Spanish cinema still gets this. “The Body” is a new entre from Espana, a creepy thriller about a murder, a missing corpse and the investigation that corpse seems hell-bent on helping solve”
- Rogers Movie Nation

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Director: Oriol Paulo Country: Spain Year: 2012
Cast: José Coronado
Hugo Silva
Belén Rueda
Run Time: 108 mins Festival Sitges Film Festival 2012
London Film Festival 2012


A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman. With Belén Rueda definitively established as the muse of local genre, The Body also includes the actor who is currently the great colossus of Spanish cinema: José Coronado.