- Director: Javier Fuentes-León
- Cast: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona
- Year of Release: 2009
- Running Time: 100mins
- Certificate: 15
- Country of Origin: Peru
- Language: Spanish
- English Subtitles?: Yes
- Available Formats: N/A - Screen from your own copy
The winner of numerous audience awards internationally, including the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award, UNDERTOW (Contracorriente) is a bittersweet tale of lost love, set against the backdrop of Peru's stunning coastline.
Miguel (Cristian Mercado, Che), a respected local fisherman, is expecting his first child with his beautiful wife, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo). However, their peaceful existence is threatened by Miguel's love for Santiago (Manolo Cardona, Beverly Hills Chihuahua), a visiting artist whose presence is viewed as a threat by the villagers. When a fatal accident befalls the community, Miguel is faced with hiding his true feelings or coming to terms with who he is and risk losing everything, including those he loves.
Peruvian director Javier Fuentes-León's outstanding debut is both a ravishing portrait of a rural idyll and a moving exploration of the complexity of the human heart.
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