[Sitges '12] ‘The Body’ To Open International Film Festival

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The 45th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will be held from October 4th to the 14th and will to open this celebration of cinema is the Catalan production The Body (El Cuerpo), by debut director Oriol Paulo, a psychological thriller chock full of suspense starring Belén Rueda, José Coronado, Hugo Silva and Aura Garrido.

From Rodar Y Rodar, producers of The Orphanage and Julia’s Eyes, comes the highly anticipated Spanish thriller in which Pena toplines as a police inspector sent to investigate the disappearance of a woman’s body from a morgue.

While fleeing in panic, a man is knocked over by a lorry. When the police arrive they discover that he is the Night Watchman at a morgue near the site of the accident. When they enter his workplace they find that one of the bodies Mayka Villaverde, a society personality, has disappeared from room 3.

Padro described the film as a “Hitchcock-style psychological thriller” that channels influences such as Rob Reiner’s Misery and Hitchcock’s The Birds.

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  • Joe-Banger

    For a moment I thought maybe someone was doing another film based on the novel by Stephan King called “The Body” even though Rob Reiner already did an amazing version of it called “stand by me”. This might be fun though.