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Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009)

Undertow
7.3 Rating
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7.8 IMDB rating

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Manolo Cardona

Manolo Cardona

Santiago
Attilia Boschetti

Attilia Boschetti

Sra La Rosa
José Chacaltana

José Chacaltana

Héctor
Maria Edelmira Palomino

Maria Edelmira Palomino

Doña Flor
Julio Humberto Cavero

Julio Humberto Cavero

Padre Juan
Haydeé Cáceres

Haydeé Cáceres

Trinidad


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Offbeat Ghost Story

2 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 22 14:47
Not to be confused with the 2004 Josh Lucas Dermot Mulroney rural thriller, 2009's "Undertow" is quite simply a delight. It stands as the debut feature of Latin filmmaker Javier Fuentes-León, but luckily his newness to the craft doesn't show. Well-acted, made, and written, "Undertow" takes to the concept of ghostly unrest with a warm, offbeat spirituality.

The film takes place i... read more
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Description: In this unique ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a handsome young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But he's in love with S ... (more)
Release date: 16 April 2010
Drama (4), 2009 (3), Gay (3), Death (3), Peru (2), Ghost (2), Masculinity (2), Bisexual (2), Village (2), Tragedy (1), 2000s (1), Punched In The Face (1), Supernatural (1), Spirit (1), Gay Man (1), Foreign (1), Nude Painting (1), Pregnancy (1), Straight Sex (1), Homosexual (1)
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Offbeat Ghost Story

“Not to be confused with the 2004 Josh Lucas Dermot Mulroney rural thriller, 2009's "Undertow" is quite simply a delight. It stands as the debut feature of Latin filmmaker Javier Fuentes-León, but luckily his newness to the craft doesn't show. Well-acted, made, and written, "Undertow" takes to the concept of ghostly unrest with a warm, offbeat spirituality.

The film takes place in a small Peruvian village where everybody is up everybody else's butt by habit. Not a good place to be gay. So local fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) retreats deeply into the closet, complete with wife and unborn child, while he carries on a steamy but loving affair with the village outcast and artist, Santiago (Manolo Cardona.)

Miguel's wife, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo) is a nice person, and ” read more

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