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Release Date: November 26th, 2010

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.

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Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Wolfe

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  • 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

  • Undertow, for all its narrative tricks, has been given the rhythm and texture of real life, as well as emotional undercurrents that are haunting. show more

  • 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

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