Undertow (2009) - Contracorriente

Undertow (2009)
Country: Peru, Colombia
Release Year: 2009
Aka: Contracorriente
Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Writer: Javier Fuentes-León
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama 
Runtime: 96 min
Cast:Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona
Tatiana Astengo
Studio:Dynamo Capital, Elcalvo Films
Shoreline Entertainment
Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1368491/
Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved fisherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Peru, 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.

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