El cuerpo

de Oriol Paulo



A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman. The producers of The Orphanage and Julia’s Eyes hand the control of this vibrant thriller over to the screenwriter for Julia’s Eyes. The result is a movie with unparalleled tension, a psychological thriller with echoes of horror, which starts from an enigma that’s worthy of Edgar Allan Poe. With Belén Rueda definitively established as the muse of local genre, The Body also includes the actor who is currently the great colossus of Spanish cinema: José Coronado.


Oriol Paulo

Barcelona, 1975. He studied audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University and cinema at the Los Angeles Film School. As a screenwriter, he has worked on different series and, in cinema, he was co-screenwriter for Julia’s Eyes (10). He has directed short films and the TV-movie Ecos (06).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Opening Film
Original language: Spanish