And I must start by saying that it didn't live up to expectation but that is mainly because the film I expected from the trailer seemed to be an entirely different film to the one of watched. What I was expecting was a story of a poor fisherman, wife expecting, drawn into some sort of crime/murder endangered his life.
What Undertow is in fact about, is Miguel a poor fisherman, wife Mariela expecting, who has an affair with Santiago, a rich male artist visiting Miguel's village. It is more of South American Brokeback Mountain crossed with Ghost.
So you see why it didn't quite meet my expectation but that isn't to say it isn't a good film. ***Plot spoilers*** The pace can be a little slow and it is a little bizarre if you aren't expecting it when it wanders into Ghost territory. What happens is that Santiago accidentally drowns and his ghost asks Miguel to find his body and give it a proper sea burial so that his soul can move on in the traditions of the village.