Contracoriente (Undertow)

still from Contracoriente2:30 pm. Saturday, April 9. Wealthy Theatre. (map)

Peru, 2009

directed by Javier Fuentes-Leon

runtime: 100 minutes

Spanish with English subtitles

Rating: This film has not been rated by the MPAA.  Viewer discretion is advised.


First-time director Javier Fuente-León brings us a chilling ghost story set in a small, Peruvian fishing village.  Miguel is an ordinary fisherman living with his pregant wife in a small coastal village. However, Miguel has a secret– he’s also in love and has an affair with a man named Santiago.  When Santiago drowns at sea, his ghost asks Miguel to make sure he gets a proper burial according to the town’s strict traditions.



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