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Undertow (2009)

Contracorriente (original title)
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An unusual 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.
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Cast

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Tatiana Astengo ...
Mariela
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Attilia Boschetti ...
Sra. La Rosa
José Chacaltana ...
Héctor
Maria Edelmira Palomino ...
Doña Flor
Julio Humberto Cavero ...
Padre Juan
Haydeé Cáceres ...
Trinidad
Emilram Cossío ...
Pato
Cindy Díaz ...
Isaura
Juan Pablo Olivos ...
Tano
Christian Fernandez ...
Jacinto
Monica Rossi ...
Ana (as Mónica Rossi)
Germán González ...
Dr. Fernandez
Liliana Alegría ...
Carlota (as Liliana Alegria Saavedra)
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An unusual 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.

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Although both main characters are Peruvian, the actors who play them are not. Cristian Mercado (the Fisherman) is Bolivian and Manolo Cardona (the Photographer) is Colombian. See more »

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Miguel: I can't love you. It's not right.
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Love, Magic and Cristian Mercado
26 August 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Profoundly moving. A fishing village that seems to come out of somebody's dream. A loving husband about to become a father and a forbidden love. Cristian Mercado in a beautifully drawn performance takes us into his own predicament with honesty and astonishing tenderness. The emotional details of his love for another man are nothing short of extraordinary. I saw the film a couple of day ago at The Latino Film Festival of Los Angeles and Cristian Mercado's face has been with me ever since. Born and bread in a deeply religious Peruvian community, he accepts his feelings but denies the truth of his own nature. Being a man of unshakable, even if unconscious, integrity he will be who he's suppose to be, with courage an kindness. I must confess, I wept. Glad to know it got an American distribution. It deserves to be seen. Congratulations.


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