Undertow

Release date: November 26, 2010
(NY, LA)

Studio: The Film Collaborative

Director: Javier Fuentes-León

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring: Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo, Cristian Mercado

Genre: Drama

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

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Plot Summary:

In this unique ghost story set on the beautiful Peruvian coastline, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a handsome, young and beloved fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He's in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter who is ostracized by the town because he's both agnostic and gay. When Santiago drowns accidentally in the ocean's strong undertow, he cannot pass peacefully to the other side. He returns after his death to ask Miguel to look for his body and bury it according to the rituals of the town. Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela - and the entire village.

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