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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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Cristian Mercado ...
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
Germán González ...
Dr. Fernandez
Liliana Alegría ...
Carlata (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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Remarkable--MUST SEE
9 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was the "buzz film" at Frameline, the San Francisco LGBT film festival. It is now in very limited commercial release. I saw it for the second time this week and it's as powerful on the second viewing as the first. It's beautifully filmed in a stunningly picturesque Peruvian fishing village. It features tender and complex performances by the actors in the lead roles, and wonderful authentic performances by native residents of the village location. The story delivers a powerful study in internal conflict, grief, redemption, and the power of love. The director says that the idea for the story came from a screen writing-class assignment to write a scene that happens in a kitchen. The kitchen scene is indeed pivotal to the story, but the moral intricacy of the tale surrounding that scene is testament to a creative genius that you will want to hear more from. You will want to see this film again, and you will want your friends to see it, because the world needs more filmmakers like this.


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