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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
A Peruvian fisherman is torn between his conscience and the morals of his village. Miguel (Cristian Mercado) has been carrying on an affair with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), who wishes they could live their relationship in the open rather than meeting clandestinely. However, Miguel is married, and his wife has no idea about the affair. When Santiago drowns, his ghost asks Miguel to find and bury his body, forcing Miguel to confront the past -- and, perhaps more painfully, himself.

Cast: Cristian Mercado , Tatiana Astengo , Manolo Cardona , Attilia Boschetti , José Chacaltana , Maria Edelmira Palomino , Julio Humberto Cavero , Haydeé Cáceres

Director: Javier Fuentes-León

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Wolfe

Undertow (2009)

Release Date: November 26th, 2010|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews ( 13 )
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  • This small film's accomplishments are many, but not the least is its ability to take a human story and frame it as a parable, without losing a bit of credibility or irresistible heart. show more

  • Without excessive emotion or drama, director Javier Fuentes-León's film - and Mercado's performance - gently captures the power of emotions whose silent rattle is even stronger than reality. show more

  • Filmmaker Javier Fuentes-Leon's delicately and sensuously illuminates this collision of contemporary sexuality with centuries of dogma and tradition. At times, he interjects magical realist elements into the story, which makes it confusing rather than lifting it to a higher plane of understanding. show more

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