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A Masterclass In Acting,
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This review is from: Undertow (Contracorriente) [DVD] (DVD)
There is not much more to say about the place where the movie has been shot (this peruvian coast has been actually seen before on the "The Old Man And The Sea" back in 1958) and about the exceptional soundtrack, apart from what the other reviews said already. The script is quite good and well drawn on its way to take the characters to the places and situations where they should have been before and they will be when they accept their true nature and emotion. But what has actually called my attention and what has made me really like this movie are the characters and the fantastic actors who portraied them. Cristian Mercado delivers a masterclass in acting, being this performance one of the best male performances of the year. It is superb in his way to express his grieve in such a controled way and at the same time on such an emotional way. Also remarkable is Tatiana Astengo who portrais Miguel's wife. This is a good movie in so many ways, but it would not be the same thing without the cast it has. May it be one of the front runners to the Best Foreign Language movie this season? I would say so...