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Undertow

Contracorriente

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1h40m Peru/Colombia/France/Germany 2009

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Rotten Tomatoes 88% high rating!

Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved fisherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Per, where the community has deep-rooted religious traditions. Miguel is married to the beautiful Mariela, who is 7-months pregnant with their firstborn, but Miguel harbors a scandalous secret: He is having a love affair with another man, Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the townsfolk for being agnostic and open about his sexuality.

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. Miguel is forced to deal with the consequences of his acts and to come to terms with who he really is, even if by doing so he stands the chance of losing the people he loves the most.

"Undertow achieves a kind of lyricism rarely seen in contemporary gay filmmaking."-Paul Burston, Time Out

* ภาพยนตร์เรื่องนี้มีคำบรรยายภาษาไทย เพื่ออรรถรสในการรับชมอย่าลืมเปิดคำบรรยายภาษาไทย

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Language: Spanish
Awards: Academy Award 2011 - Best Foreign Language Film Peru Entry, Sundance Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award for World Cinema - Dramatic, Frameline Film Festival 2010 - Best First Feature, Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2010 - Outstanding Artistic Achievement

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