Synopsis by Nathan Southern
With Georges Combe's two-hour documentary The Da Vinci Code: Where It All Began, discover the fascinating origins of the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The Dan Brown roman became nothing less than a global phenomenon following its publication in March 2003, sparking endless theosophical and historical debates around the world, single-handedly inspiring an entire artistic movement, and leading to a major 2006 Hollywood motion picture directed by Ron Howard. Now, the nonfiction film The Da Vinci Code: Where It All Began exposes the historical roots of Brown's fantastic tale. This documentary travels back to 1885 and the small church at Rennes-le-Château, where priest Bérenger Saunière unveiled a centuries-old truth that brought him boundless wealth -- a truth linked to ancient maps, works of art, cryptographs, and documents whose implications just may rewrite the stories of civilization and Christianity per se. Discover the chilling story behind Brown's novel and Howard's film, with this astounding real-life journey into the historical unknown.
Bible, Biblical-history, Christ [Jesus], controversy