The Body


1h 49m 2001

Brief Synopsis

In the cradle of faith that is Jerusalem, two seemingly mismatched people from different worlds and cultures-- Vatican-appointed Jesuit priest Matt Gutierrez and Israeli archeologist Sharon Golban --make a tenuous alliance to investigate a find that not only threatens the very foundations of western

Film Details

Also Known As
Body, Le Tombeau, Tombeau
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Green Moon Productions; Mdp Worldwide Entertainment; Signature Entertainment
Distribution Company
Avalanche Films/Lionsgate; Distribution Company; Helkon Media Ag; Italian International Film Srl Production; Lionsgate; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Playarte Pictures; SND-Groupe M6; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Tripictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Israel; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

In the cradle of faith that is Jerusalem, two seemingly mismatched people from different worlds and cultures-- Vatican-appointed Jesuit priest Matt Gutierrez and Israeli archeologist Sharon Golban --make a tenuous alliance to investigate a find that not only threatens the very foundations of western religion, but also blows apart the region's fragile peace. Behind a simple hardware store on Hanevi'im Street, Sharon has discovered an ancient skeleton in a rich man's tomb. Its coloration indicates that the cause of death was the Roman method of executing criminals, and enemies of the state, crucifixion. And there are other signs which might corroborate Bibilical descriptions of the death of the first century Judean rabbi Yeshu Ben Yosef... better known as Jesus, son of Joseph. Now against increasingly difficult odds placed in their path by a power struggle, Matt and Sharon find their beliefs and identities tested, while risking their lives to penetrate the truth of this epochal discovery.

Film Details

Also Known As
Body, Le Tombeau, Tombeau
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Green Moon Productions; Mdp Worldwide Entertainment; Signature Entertainment
Distribution Company
Avalanche Films/Lionsgate; Distribution Company; Helkon Media Ag; Italian International Film Srl Production; Lionsgate; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Playarte Pictures; SND-Groupe M6; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Tripictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Israel; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 20, 2001

Released in United States on Video March 2001

Released in United States on Video July 3, 2001

Antonio Banderas reportedly received $12 million for this project.

Feature directorial debut for Jonas McCord.

Antonio Banderas reportedly received $12 million for this project.

Began shooting November 7, 1999.

Completed shooting December 23, 1999.

Released in United States Spring April 20, 2001

Released in United States on Video March 2001

Released in United States on Video July 3, 2001