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Undertow 15 rating

Miguel, a young married fisherman with a baby on the way, struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions.

Drama 2009 101 mins

Director: Javier Fuentes-León



Nominated as Peru’s contender for the Foreign Language Oscar category, this engaging film is set in a simple fishing village. When Miguel, a young married fisherman becomes intrigued by a solitary visiting artist, Santiago, their developing friendship becomes the talk of the village. Tough decisions are required but this ravishingly beautiful, lyrical fable of the transcendent power of love will linger long in the memory.