By Ari Maniel CRUZ

HOUSE OF FILM - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, World

Thriller - Completed 2012

Under My Nails is an erotic thriller built from the emptiness and the blurred past of its protagonist. The world of this story is colorful and musical, and set within the cultural aspects of some Caribbean groups in New York.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2013
Video Library
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Erotic, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ari Maniel CRUZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Kisha Tikina BURGOS
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrei NEMICIK
    • Synopsis
    • In New York, Solimar a Puerto Rican woman who works in a “nail salon” becomes obsessed with the violent sexual practices of her new neighbors, a Dominican man Roberto and his Haitian-Dominican wife Perpetue. Solimar, as a voyeur of their intimate life, one day witnesses a particularly brutal encounter. Perpetue disappears after that. Apparently she went back to the Dominican Republic to see her children. In her absence Solimar and Roberto develop an intense and violent sexual relationship. For the first time in a very long time, Solimar feels a connection with her innermost desires and true identity. The fact that itʼs wrong makes it right for her. She lost both her parents when she was very young. Supposedly, her mother abandoned them causing her father to commit suicide. She hasnʼt been back to Puerto Rico in a long time and canceled any connection with her past. The sudden appearance of an unidentified womanʼs dead body in the Bronx River awakes her suspicion. Solimar has fallen in love with Roberto and what could be a threat for her itʼs transformed into an erotic drive that she canʼt stop. She has to decide whether to confront Roberto or live with the most terrible doubt.