• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

El cuerpo (The Body) is a 2012 Spanish thriller film directed by . The movie follows the investigation of the disappearance of the body of a businesswoman named Mayka Villaverde from a morgue. The case is assigned to Inspector Jaime Peña, who finds himself drawn into a complex web of deceit and betrayal.


El cuerpo is a well-crafted thriller that keeps viewers engaged from beginning to end. The film's pacing is excellent, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience guessing. The performances are also strong, with standout performances from as Inspector Peña and as Mayka Villaverde.

Director does an excellent job of building tension throughout the film, with several well-executed suspenseful sequences. The film's intricate plot keeps the audience guessing until the very end, and the resolution is satisfying.


El cuerpo was nominated for several Goya Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Sound. It won the Goya Award for Best Sound.


El cuerpo was a commercial success in Spain and has since gained a following among international audiences. The film's intricate plot, strong performances, and expert direction have earned it critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. The film is often cited as one of the best Spanish thrillers of recent years, and it is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Directed by
Starring ,
Music by Sergio Moure
Cinematography Óscar Faura
Release date October 4, 2012
Running time 107 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

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