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The Body

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Director: Jonas McCord

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel

     
 

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In this religious drama concerning the struggle between science and faith, Olivia Williams plays Sharon Golban, an Israeli archeologist who discovers a skeleton within a tomb in Jerusalem. After an intensive study and the accumulation of more information, the bones begin to resemble the remains of Jesus Christ. At this news, the Vatican decides to send a young priest,

Overview

In this religious drama concerning the struggle between science and faith, Olivia Williams plays Sharon Golban, an Israeli archeologist who discovers a skeleton within a tomb in Jerusalem. After an intensive study and the accumulation of more information, the bones begin to resemble the remains of Jesus Christ. At this news, the Vatican decides to send a young priest, Rev. Matt Gutierrez (Antonio Banderas), to investigate the problem and make sure the scientist's findings do not cause a stir. Meanwhile, a Palestinian shopkeeper (Makram J. Khoury) is caught between the church and Israeli society due to his finding of the bones: His basement led to the discovery. All of this poses a dilemma for the young reverend, who is forced to re-evaluate his own religion due to this new development's rewriting of the story of Jesus, which states that when his followers arrived at the tomb after crucifixion, it was empty. Written and directed by Jonas McCord, The Body is based on a novel by Richard Ben Sapir.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2001
UPC:
0043396065956
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:48:00

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Bonus Trailers ; Interactive Menus ; Scene Selections

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antonio Banderas Father Matt Gutirrez
Olivia Williams Sharon Golban
John Shrapnel Moshe Cohen
Derek Jacobi Father Lavelle
Jason Flemyng Father Walker Winstead
John Wood Cardinal Pesci
Makram Khoury Nasir Hamid
Vernon Dobtcheff Monsignor
Ian McNeice Dr. Spoul
Mohammad Bakri Aby Yusef

Technical Credits
Jonas McCord Director,Screenwriter
William A. Cimino Set Decoration/Design
Rudy Cohen Producer
Serge Colbert Score Composer
Mark Damon Executive Producer
Moshe Diamant Executive Producer
Ellana Diamant Casting
Celestia Fox Casting
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Nick Heckstall-Smith Asst. Director
Alain Jakubowicz Editor
Werner Koenig Executive Producer
Miguel Merkin Set Decoration/Design
Yochai Moshe Sound/Sound Designer
Neno Pecur Art Director
Giora Porter Art Director
Diane Sillan-Isaacs Executive Producer
Allan Starski Production Designer
Itai Tamir Asst. Director
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

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The Body 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This kept me on my toes the entire time! It is not the usual movie dealing with religion but rather all of the twists and turns that people do in order to get the ''ultimate'' power.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the film rather intresting as many people has their doubts against religions in all, Fr. Guittierez proved to be a real believer when he turns to God trying to understand what has happened instead of simply turning against his own religion as many people would have done