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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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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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Love, Magic and Cristian Mercado See more (32 total) »

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
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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 
 
Art Direction by
Diana Trujillo 
 
Production Management
Alexa Rivero .... post-production supervisor
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 Lostanau .... sound
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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53 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Love, Magic and Cristian Mercado, 26 August 2010
Author: M. J Arocena from New Zealand

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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