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Introducing the Da Vinci Code (2006)

If you’re looking for the plot of the Da Vinci Code in a nutshell, then it’s best described as a religious mystery protected by a secret society that’s been going on for 2,000 years. What sets off a chain of events involving a cryptologist and a symbolist may disrupt the belief system of followers of Christianity. In this article, you will explore some of the trivia and facts surrounding this religious film.

The Plot

An investigation of a murder that takes place inside the Louvre pairs symbolist Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and cryptologist, Sophie Neveu (played by Audrey Tautou) together on a clue-hunting adventure with details hidden in paintings of Leonardo da Vinci , most importantly , The Last Supper. The corpse of the murdered curator (who happened to be Neveu’s grandfather) is surrounding by a collection of symbols and codes, including a pentagram and a Fibonacci number sequence. Toss in a corrupt cop and a strange key with dots and the engraving of the number 24, and the plot thickens.

It seems that there is a supposed theory concerning heresy, where some believe that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene produced a daughter named Sara. As the duo race to solve the puzzle of Christ and Mary Magdalene, as well as the real meaning and location of the Holy Grail, a member of the Opus Dei hunts them down.

Other notable actors that make an appearance in the movie include Ian McKellen (as Sir Leigh Teabing), Jean Reno (Captain Bezu Fache), Paul Bettany (Silas), and Alfred Molina (as Bishop Manuel Aringarosa).

Movie Recognition

The Da Vinci Code received a lot of recognition and nominations, including the Excellence in Production Design Award for a Feature Film (Contemporary) by the Art Directors Guild, but did not bring home any awards. Some of the recognition associated with the film includes:

Awards of the Japanese Academy – Award of the Japanese Academy for Best Foreign Language Film

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Critics Choice Award for Best Composer

Golden Globes – Golden Globe for Best Original Score – Motion Picture.

Golden Trailer Awards – Golden Trailer for Best Voice Over, which took place during the teaser, and Golden Trailer for Summer 2006 Blockbuster trailer.
 
Motion Picture Sound Editors – Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in a Feature Film: Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement

People’s Choice Awards – People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Drama

Razzie Awards , Razzie Award for Worst Director (Ron Howard)

Satellite Awards – Satellite Award for Best DVD Extras; Best Original Score; Best Sound (Editing & Mixing); and Best Visual Effects.
 
Visual Effects Society Awards – VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture for the Saint Sulpice sequence, and Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture.