Undertow = Contracorriente

Contracorriente (Motion picture)

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  • Creator una producción de Elcalvo Films, Dynamo ; en co-producción con la Cinefacture, Neuecameofilm ; productores, Rodrigo Guerrero, Javier Fuentes-León ; guion y dirección, Javier Fuentes-León
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication New Almaden, CA : Wolfe Video, [2011]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9781935423294, 1935423290
  • OCLC ocn726748055
  • Credits
    • Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo, Atilia Boschetti, José Chacaltana, María Edelmira Palomino
    • Executive producers, Andrés Calderón, Cristian Conti, Michel Ruben, Emilie Georges, Ole Landsjöaasen, Christian Furst, Annette Pisacane ; cinematographer, Mauricio Vidal ; editor, Roberto Benavides, Javier Fuentes-Leon ; original music, Selma Mutal ; with the support of Conacine, Fonds Sud Cinema, Programa Ibermedia, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematografico (Columbia), FFA, Fundación Carolina, and Outfest


  • Miguel, a respected Peruvian fisherman, is expecting his first child with his beautiful wife, Mariela. However, their peaceful existence is threatened by Miguel's love for Santiago, a visiting artist whose presence is viewed as a threat by the villagers. When a fatal accident befalls the community, Miguel is faced with hiding his true feelings or coming to terms with who he is and risk losing everything, including those he loves.


  • Originally released as motion picture in 2009.
  • Bonus features: Undertow: a look inside (interview with writer/director Javier Fuentes-León) ; interviews with Cristian Mercado and Tatiana Astengo ; Behind the Scenes featurette ; deleted scenes ; trailer ; GLAAD PSA: 'Hazte amigo y aliado (con Sofia Vergara).
  • DVD ; anamorphic widescreen ; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles ; Closed captioned.
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