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Contracorriente (2009)

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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

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
Monica Rossi Monica Rossi ... Ana (as Mónica Rossi)
Germán González Germán González ... Dr. Fernandez
Liliana Alegría 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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Peru | Colombia | France | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Contra Corrente See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabo Blanco, Peru See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Super 16mm)| Color
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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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A moving story about the complexities of human relationships, set in a small Peruvian fishing village
4 June 2010 | by davidgarnesSee all my reviews

This movie gathers impetus as it goes along, so that by the end you are completely caught up in its complex and very moving depiction of the twists and turns of the human heart. The story exists on several levels--love story; political/religious commentary; ghost story. Filmed in a seaside village in Peru, the movie has beautiful cinematography, and the music soundtrack is also evocative of a culture far removed from city life. The three principal actors are superb, especially Cristian Mercado as the tormented husband/lover. The supporting players are also outstanding, each contributing to the overall depiction of the townspeople observing the drama that unfolds. I won't give the plot away except to say that it exists on more than one level of reality. Highly recommended.


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