The Body is a 2001 political thriller drama film based on a novel by Richard Sapir, and starring Antonio Banderas andOlivia Williams.
The movie follows Father Matt Gutierrez (Banderas), a Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to investigate an archaeologicfinding by Dr. Sharon Galban (Williams) which is suspected to be the remains of the body of Jesus Christ. This finding puts Gutierrez' faith and his doubts in constant confrontation with Galban's scientific views.
A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.