In the middle of the night, a guard working the night shift at the morgue located deep in the woods has a terrible car accident. Furthermore, according to the register, the body of Mayka Villaverde, a beautiful well-off businesswoman, is mysteriously missing from the morgue.
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Writer/director Oriol Paulo deserves your attention if you're a fan of crime/mystery movies. Both 'El Cuerpo' and 'Contratiempo' shot in 2016 managed to wake up the almost blasé movie fan I've become over the years. Recommended.
The Body is all about its 'out-there' climax. It works on the first viewing in terms of outlandish audacity, making it a twisty-turning and gripping mystery. Its acting is superb, as is the sleek and sharp directing style. However, since it is a film that relies on a revelation and the final act twists-- alike other films that are all about them -- it feels like a wolf in a smart film's clothing.