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Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009)

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Starring
Tatiana Astengo Tatiana Astengo
Mariela
Manolo Cardona Manolo Cardona
Santiago
Cindy Díaz Cindy Díaz
Isaura


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Offbeat Ghost Story

10 years, 3 months 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.

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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 Santiago (Manolo Cardona). After an accident, Miguel must make a choice that could reveal his secret relationship.
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