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The Body is a american film of genre Drama released in USA on 20 december 2001 with Antonio Banderas

The Body (2001)

The Body
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Released in USA 20 december 2001
Length 1h49
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Romance
Rating54% 2.701112.701112.701112.701112.70111

The Body is a 2001 political thriller drama film based on a novel by Richard Sapir, and starring Antonio Banderas and Olivia Williams.

The movie follows Father Matt Gutierrez (Banderas), a Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to investigate an archaeologic finding by Dr. Sharon Galban (Williams) which is suspected to be the remains of the body of Jesus Christ. This finding puts Gutierrez' faith and his doubts in constant confrontation with Galban's scientific views.

Also, the finding stirs the political problems between Palestine and Israel in the area, while also shaking the foundations of Christianity itself. Both of these problems put Dr. Galban, and Gutierrez himself, in danger.

Synopsis

Dr. Sharon Galban (Williams) finds an ancient skeleton in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Coloration of the wrist and ankle bones indicates the cause of death was crucifixion. Several artifacts, including a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and a jar dating to 32 A.D., date the tomb to the year Christ died. Faint markings on the skull consistent with thorns, the absence of broken leg bones, occupational markers suggesting the deceased was a carpenter, and a nick on the ribs from a pointed object lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. The different reactions of politicians, clerics, religious extremists— some prepared to use terror to gain their ends—to the religious, cultural and political implications of the find, make life difficult and dangerous for the investigators as they seek to unearth the truth.

Actors

Antonio Banderas

(Father Matt Gutierrez)
Olivia Williams

(Sharon Golban)
Jason Flemyng

(Father Walter Winstead)
Derek Jacobi

(Father Lavelle)
John Shrapnel

(Moshe Cohen)
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