The Body

The Body In this religious drama concerning the struggle between science and faith, Olivia Williams plays Sharon Golban, an Israeli archaeologist 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.

16 No persons under 16 (Prejudice)
107 minutes

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CastAntonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi, Jason Flemyng
DirectorJonas McCord
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro

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