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Peru, Colombia, France · 2009
1h 40m
Director Javier Fuentes-León
Starring Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo, José Chacaltana
Genre Drama, Romance

A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. He cares for his wife, but he and his lover have an extraordinary bond. As their three lives become intertwined, the fisherman's choice will have a profound affect on all of them, and their futures.

Stream Undertow

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A languid, quietly moving love triangle.


NPR by Bob Mondello

Undertow, for all its narrative tricks, has been given the rhythm and texture of real life, as well as emotional undercurrents that are haunting.


San Francisco Chronicle by David Wiegand

This small film's accomplishments are many, but not the least is its ability to take a human story and frame it as a parable, without losing a bit of credibility or irresistible heart.


Time Out by Eric Hynes

Undertow's three impassioned lead performances and Fuentes-León's honest engagement with thorny matters of identity, sexuality and community still make it an easy movie to get swept up by.


Village Voice by Ernest Hardy

Undertow, is sublime. Set in a small, picturesque Peruvian fishing village, it's less a coming-out tale than a magic realism–infused coming-of-consciousness love story.


New York Daily News by Joe Neumaier

Without excessive emotion or drama, director Javier Fuentes-León's film - and Mercado's performance - gently captures the power of emotions whose silent rattle is even stronger than reality.

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