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Undertow (2009) More at IMDbPro »Contracorriente (original title)

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Undertow -- In a Peruvian seaside village, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

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Writer:
Javier Fuentes-León (written by)
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Release Date:
16 April 2010 (Colombia) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Cristian Mercado ... Miguel
Tatiana Astengo ... Mariela

Manolo Cardona ... Santiago
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)
Tomas Fernandez ... Sergio
Alfonso Gamboa ... Sergio
Jaziel Venque Veliz ... Babe

Directed by
Javier Fuentes-León 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Javier Fuentes-León  written by

Produced by
Andrés Calderón .... executive producer (as Andres Calderon)
Cristian Conti .... executive producer
Javier Fuentes-León .... producer
Christian Fürst .... executive producer
Emilie Georges .... executive producer
Rodrigo Guerrero .... producer
Ole Landsjöaasen .... executive producer
Annette Pisacane .... executive producer
Michel Ruben .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Selma Mutal 
 
Cinematography by
Mauricio Vidal 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Benavides 
 
Casting by
Rodrigo Bellott 
Gustavo Vidal 
 
Art Direction by
Diana Trujillo 
 
Production Management
Delia García .... production manager
Alexa Rivero .... post-production supervisor
Gustavo Saavedra .... field production manager
Mirlanda Torres .... production manager
 
Art Department
Leslie Hinojosa .... on-set dresser
Maribel Villagaray .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jean Collot .... foley artist
Jean Collot .... sound editor
Daniel Garces Najar El Gato .... foley artist
Daniel Garces Najar El Gato .... sound designer
Daniel Garces Najar El Gato .... sound editor
Daniel Garces Najar El Gato .... supervising sound editor
John Figueroa .... boom operator
Nicolás Herreño Leal .... sound effects editor
Edgar Lostaunau .... sound (as Edgar Lostanau)
José Hernán Valenzuela .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Georgiou .... visual effects
Sean Kennedy .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Héctor Álvarez .... photo still
 
Editorial Department
Phillip J. Bartell .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Manuel Hinojosa .... first assistant director: action unit
Claudia Roca Bravo .... assistant production coordinator (as Claudia Roca)
Ivan Suzzarini .... technical director
 
Thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Brandon Paine .... special thanks
Jeffrey Schwarz .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Contracorriente" - Peru (original title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Quotes:
Miguel:I can't love you. It's not right.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Direito de Amar" (1987)See more »

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39 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
A must see!, 31 July 2010
Author: penncare from Southern California

This movie was simply awesome! I ended up seeing it twice at QFest (which is the LGBT film festival in Philadelphia). The movie was done by a first time director. It blew my mind away and I was crying at how touching it was. The performances were top notch by some very high caliber actors/actresses. The director really recruited some amazing people as one was Peruvian, another Colombian and I think another lead was Mexican. You can read others' reviews for a summary of the movie. I will simply say go see this as soon as you can. It won an award at Sundance as well as two awards at QFest. When this film was announced as a nominee, there was some major clapping. There are very few movies I will give a 10 out of 10 to but it ranks up there with movies like Shelter, Bear City and the Diaries of Anne Lister. This movie is worth paying full price because the entire movie from beginning to end is incredible. Wow! I know my praise of this movie sounds like I am part of the PR machine for this movie and I am trying to hype it up but if you read my past reviews, you know the types of movies I like and don't like. I really, really liked this movie and I think you will too! Enjoy.

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