The Da Vinci Code (2006) The Da Vinci Code is a thriller about Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks), a professor with expertise in symbology. He is summoned by the authorities to decipher strange symbols left behind by the dead Louvre museum curator, Jacques Saunire (Jean-Pierre Marielle). Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a cryptologist and Saunire's granddaughter, warns Langdon that the police suspect him because of a clue in the display. They dispose of a tracking device that had been in Langdon's jacket and explore the Louvre to find more clues from Saunire. The police attempt to take Langdon into custody, but he and Neveu escape. They embark on a journey to decode the clues and uncover a mystery guarded closely by secret societies for centuries.