In this unique ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a handsome young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But he's in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona). After an accident, Miguel must make a choice that could reveal his secret relationship.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A deep-fried piece of Southern Gothic that wears its unpleasantness like a merit badge...Scott Foundas, Variety, 07.07.2010
Hamstrung by a feeling that its director was striving for oddity, purely for oddity's sake.John Anderson, Newsday, 06.24.2010
Those going to Undertow expecting a thriller will find the proceedings slow going. However, those who are seduced by the characters and the setting will find that the 105 minutes pass quickly.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 09.15.2006
From its opening lines and first enigmatic image, everything about Undertow is both dreamlike and real, artfully elusive and matter-of-fact.Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, 07.20.2005