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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristian Mercado ... Miguel
Tatiana Astengo Tatiana Astengo ... Mariela
Manolo Cardona ... Santiago
Attilia Boschetti Attilia Boschetti ... Sra. La Rosa
José Chacaltana José Chacaltana ... Héctor
Maria Edelmira Palomino Maria Edelmira Palomino ... Doña Flor
Humberto Cavero Humberto Cavero ... Padre Juan (as Julio Humberto Cavero)
Haydeé Cáceres Haydeé Cáceres ... Trinidad
Emilram Cossío Emilram Cossío ... Pato
Cindy Díaz Cindy Díaz ... Isaura
Juan Pablo Olivos Juan Pablo Olivos ... Tano
Christian Fernandez Christian Fernandez ... Jacinto
Mónica Rossi Mónica Rossi ... Ana
Germán González Germán González ... Dr. Fernandez
Liliana Alegría Liliana Alegría ... Carlota (as Liliana Alegria Saavedra)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Quotes

Miguel: I can't love you. It's not right.
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Features Direito de Amar (1987) See more »

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Remarkable--MUST SEE
9 October 2010 | by pdquickSee 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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Country:

Peru | Colombia | France | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Undertow See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabo Blanco, Peru See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,749, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$108,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$602,059
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Super 16mm)| Color
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