undertow

Undertow (Peru, 2009)

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  • Undertow (Peru, 2009)
  • jasmine
  • September 30, 2011

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.

Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is a young fisherman of Cabo Blanco, a village in northern Peru with specific traditions regarding death. He is married to Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), who is pregnant with their first son, but he also has a secret affair with another man, Santiago (Manolo Cardona).

Santiago accidentally drowns at sea, and his ghost returns to ask Miguel to find his body, in order to bury it with their village’s rituals. Miguel is forced to deal with the consequences of their actions and accept who he really is, even at the risk of losing the people that he loves.

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