Undertow (2009)

Undertow (2009)

Director: Javier Fuentes-León Cast: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona

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A man struggles to come to terms with the unexpected consequences of a secret love in this drama from director Javier Fuentes-León. Miguel (Cristian Mercado) supports himself and his family as a fisherman in a small town on the coast of Peru. Miguel is happily married to Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), who is pregnant with their first child, and the couple are well respected in their community and active in the local church. But there's a side of Miguel that he keeps hidden from most people -- Miguel is also in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), an artist who is spending time in the village, and the two have secretly been having an affair. Santiago drowns one evening while swimming, and his ghost visits Miguel, telling him that his spirit will not know peace until Miguel finds the courage to tell the community about their love. While some suspect Miguel is hiding something when nude paintings of him are found in Santiago's home, Miguel isn't sure where to find the courage to confess his bisexuality to his wife and neighbors. Undertow (aka Contracorriente) was an official selection in World Cinema program the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award for Best World Dramatic Feature.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2011
UPC: 0754703763525
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Wolfe Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 50,114

Special Features

Closed Caption; Undertow: A Look Inside - Interview with writer/director Javier Fuentes-León; Interviews with Christian Mercado and Tatiana Astengo; Behind the scenes featurette; Deleted scenes; Trailer; GLAAD PSA: "Hazle Amigo y Aliado" (con Sofia Vegara)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cristian Mercado Miguel
Tatiana Astengo Mariela
Manolo Cardona Santiago

Technical Credits
Javier Fuentes-León Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Phillip J. Bartell Editor
Rodrigo Bellott Casting
Roberto Benavides Editor
Andres Calderon Executive Producer
Cristian Conti Executive Producer
Christian Fürst Executive Producer
Daniel "Gato" Garcés Sound/Sound Designer
Delia García Production Designer
Emilie Georges Executive Producer
Rodrigo Guerrero Producer
Manuel Hinojosa Asst. Director
Ole Landsjoaasen Executive Producer
Edgard Lostanau Sound/Sound Designer
Selma Mutal Score Composer
Annette Pisacane Executive Producer
Michel Ruben Executive Producer
Frédéric Théry Sound/Sound Designer
Diana Trujillo Art Director
Gustavo Vidal Casting
Mauricio Vidal Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Undertow
1. Chapter 1 [12:49]
2. Chapter 2 [12:36]
3. Chapter 3 [11:41]
4. Chapter 4 [11:47]
5. Chapter 5 [12:46]
6. Chapter 6 [11:17]
7. Chapter 7 [12:10]
8. Chapter 8 [10:29]
9. Chapter 9 [5:21]

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