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The Da Vinci Code

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/19/2006 , 148min.
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Plot & Details

Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Paris' Louvre museum is broken when one of the gallery's leading curators is found dead on the grounds, with strange symbols carved into his body and left around the spot where he died. Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter. Needing help, Sophie calls on Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), a leading symbologist from the United States. As Sophie and Robert dig deeper into the case, they discover the victim's involvement in the Priory of Sion, a secret society whose members have been privy to forbidden knowledge dating back to the birth of Christianity. In their search, Sophie and Robert happen upon evidence that could lead to the final resting place of the Holy Grail, while members of the priory and an underground Catholic society known as Opus Dei give chase, determined to prevent them from sharing their greatest secrets with the world. Also starring Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, and Alfred Molina, The Da Vinci Code was shot on location in France and the United Kingdom; the Louvre allowed the producers to film at the famous museum, but scenes taking place at Westminster Abbey had to filmed elsewhere when church officials declined permission.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Allan Cameron Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Score Hans Zimmer Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Satellite Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Satellite Awards Best Sound Greg P. Russell Nominated
2006 Satellite Awards Best Sound Chic Ciccolini III Nominated
2006 Satellite Awards Best Sound Kevin O'Connell Nominated
2006 Satellite Awards Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
2006 Satellite Awards Best Visual Effects Kevin Ahern Nominated

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