Following the murder of pharmaceutical company heiress Mayka Villaverde (Belén Rueda), her body mysteriously disappears from the morgue. Quick-tempered police detective Jaime Peña (José Coronado) is right on the case, immediately suspecting the dead woman’s two-timing husband, Álex Ulloa (Hugo Silva).
The intense investigation, taking place during the course of a single night, is intertwined with flashbacks of Villaverde’s and Ulloa’s complicated relationship. The heiress, it seems, has been callously manipulating her husband.
The short time frame of the investigation creates a feeling of events playing out in real time, making The Body an intense, enthralling and darkly fascinating crime thriller. Following in the steps of last years’ successful Spanish horror wave, The Body won’t let fans of the genre down. With influences from Hitchcock and Rob Reiner’s Misery, the film keeps the audience in suspense, from the first terrifying scene to the final revelation.
Filip Åkerman, Stockholm International Film Festival