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25 April 1997 (USA) See more »
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In the tradition of Riverdance, one of the finest and most stunning performance films ever made.
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As a hall fills with performers, a narrator says that flamenco came from Andalucia, a mix of Greek psalms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good Introductory But Not Expository Film See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
La Paquera de Jerez ... Herself (segment "Bulerías")
Merche Esmeralda ... Herself (segment "Guajira")
Manolo Sanlúcar ... Himself (segment "Alegrías")
Joaquín Cortés ... Himself (segment "Farruca")
Manuel Moneo ... Himself (segment "Martinete")
Agujeta ... (segment "Martinete")
Mario Maya ... Himself (segment "Martinete")
Paco Toronjo ... Himself (segment "Fandangos de Huelva")
Antonio Toscano ... Himself (segment "Fandangos de Huelva")
Fernanda de Utrera ... Herself (segment "Soleares")
José Meneses ... Himself (segment "Petenera") (as José Menese)
María Pagés ... Herself (segment "Petenera")
Enrique Morente ... Himself (segment "Siguiriyas")
José Mercé ... Himself (segment "Soleá")
Manuela Carrasco ... Herself (segment "Soleá")
Farruco ... Himself (segment "Soleares")
Chocolate ... Himself (segment "Soleares")
Farruquito ... Himself (segment "Soleares")
Carmen Linares ... Herself (segment "Taranta")
Juana La Del Revuelo ... Herself (segment "Tangos")
Remedios Amaya ... Herself (segment "Tangos")
Aurora Vargas ... Herself (segment "Tangos")
La Macanita ... Herself (segment "Villancico")
Lole ... Herself (segment "Poema por bulerias") (as Lole y Manuel)
Manuel Molina ... (segment "Poema por bulerías") (as Lole y Manuel)
Paco de Lucía ... Himself (segment "Tangos")
Matilde Coral ... Herself (segment "Alegrías de Cádiz")
Rancapino ... Himself (segment "Alegrías de Cádiz")
Chano Lobato ... Himself (segment "Alegrías de Cádiz")
Potito ... Himself (segment "Bulerías")
Duquende ... Himself (segment "Bulerías")
Belén Maya ... Herself (segment "Bulerías")
El Grilo ... Himself (segment "Bulerías")
Tomatito ... Himself (segment "Bulerías")
El Mono ... Dancer (segment "Bulerías")
Dieguito de la Margara ... Dancer (segment "Bulerías")
Manuela Núñez ... Dancer (segment "Bulerías")
Sebastiana ... Dancer (segment "Bulerías")
Manzanita ... Himself (segment "Rumba")
Antonio Carmona ... Himself (segment "Rumba") (as Ketama)
José Miguel Carmona ... Himself (segment "Rumba") (as Ketama)
Juan Carmona ... Himself (segment "Rumba") (as Ketama)
Rocío Jurado ... Herself

José Luis Gómez ... Narrador (voice)
Paco Luca ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Amaya ... Dancer: Grupo Las Peligro
Joaquina Amaya ... Dancer: Grupo Las Peligro
Marta Amaya ... Dancer: Grupo Las Peligro
Rafael Barba ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Cinta Barbadilla ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Eva Isabel Barros ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
María Belén Peña ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Victoria C. Betanzos ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Mercedes Blanco ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Susana Casas ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Antonia Castañeda Penal ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Rocío Castro ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Alejandro Cruzado ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Antonia Cánovas Medina ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Flores Cárdenas C. ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
María del Puerto García ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Nuria del Rocio ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
María Luisa Díaz ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Manuel Fernández Rodríguez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Juan Fernández Sánchez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Antonio Fernández ... Himself - Dancer: Grupo Familia Farruco
Juan Fernández ... Dancer: Grupo Familia Farruco
Juan Manuel Fernández ... Dancer: Grupo Familia Farruco
Juana Ferrer ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Manuel Flores Fernández ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
María Teresa Gabriel ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Aranzazu Gago ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Israel Galván ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Mario Maya
Alicia García ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Maddalena García ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
María Garrido ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Rosa María González ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
María Ángeles Guerra ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Rachel Gómez ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Josefa Hermosin ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
María Victoria Herrera ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Ana Maria Huerta ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Cristina Huerta ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Pastora Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Familia Farrudo
Dolores Loreto Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Oracia E. López ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Francisco Millán ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Manuel Millán ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Eduardo Monja Montoya ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Teresa Montoya Blanco ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Francisca Montoya Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Juana Montoya Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Manuel Montoya Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Pilar Montoya ... Dancer: Grupo Familia Farrudo
Rosario Montoya ... Dancer: Grupo Familia Farrudo
Adela Muñoz ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Antonia Muñoz ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Gabriela Núñez Jiménez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
María Estefanía Palacio ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Carmen Pantoja Beludo ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Manuel Peña Vargas ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Manuel Pozo G. ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Manuel Pozo ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Carmen Pulido Moreno ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Rafael Quintero ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Ana María Rasero ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
María Reyes Daniel ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
María Reyes Romero ... Dancer: Escuela Flamenca Matilde Coral
Manuela Reyes ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Josefa Rodríguez Aparício ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Carmen Rodríguez Giraldón ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
José María Ruiz ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Luisa Silva Vásquez ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Enrique M. Soto Monje ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Manuela Sánchez Blanco ... Dancer: Grupo Cobo de la Peña / Tío José de Paula
Marisol Toscano ... Dancer: Grupo Cané
Daniela Tugués ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Marche Esperanza
Marco Antonio Vargas ... Dancer: Grupo de Baile Mario Maya
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Directed by
Carlos Saura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos Saura 

Produced by
Juan Lebrón .... producer
José López Rodero .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
José Miguel Carmona 
Juan Carmona 
 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
 
Film Editing by
Pablo G. del Amo  (as Pablo del Amo)
 
Production Design by
Rafael Palmero 
 
Art Direction by
Eduardo Hidalgo hijo 
 
Costume Design by
Amelia 
Rafael Palmero 
Graciela Rubio  (as Graziela Rubio)
 
Makeup Department
Pedro Camacho .... makeup artist
Francisca Guillot .... hair stylist
Esther Martín .... hair stylist
Miguel Sesé .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlos Regidor .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Saura Medrano .... assistant director
 
Art Department
José Benitez .... set laborer
Pedro Calderón .... painter
Antonio Caro .... set laborer
Emilio Cañuelo .... construction foreman
José Cañuelo .... carpenter
Blas Díaz .... carpenter
Francisco Díaz .... carpenter
José Linares .... carpenter
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
José Pinto .... set laborer
Jesús Pérez .... property master
Javier Robles .... carpenter
Roberto Torralba .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Jesús Bola .... sound
Andrew Glen .... sound
Gerry Humphreys .... sound
Nick Lowe .... digital sound editor
Miguel Ángel Magüesín .... playback recordist
Chris Munro .... sound mixer
Chris Munro .... sound
Michele Reynolds .... sound assistant
Tim Summerhayes .... sound engineer
Colin Wood .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Alberti .... assistant camera: second unit
Sergio Ambrosi .... grip (as Sergio Ambrossi)
Fabrizio Amendola .... electrician: Italy
Alfredo Betrò .... assistant camera: second unit
Fabio Cafolla .... dimmer operator
Filippo Cafolla .... chief electrician: Italy
Eva Caño .... assistant camera
Jacinta Delgado .... assistant still photographer
Manuel J. Delgado .... assistant grip
Mauro Diamanti .... grip
Antonio Fernández .... generator operator: Spain
Rafael García .... assistant camera: third unit
José L. González-Hijosa .... crane operator
Javier Gómez .... assistant camera: third unit
Tito Karla .... Steadicam operator: third unit
Julio Madurga .... camera operator
Antonio Marra .... key grip
Emiliano Merino .... electrician: Spain
Francisco Javier Merino .... electrician: Spain
Javier Morón .... still photographer
Ramiro Sabell .... assistant camera
Arcadio Sequeira .... chief electrician: Spain
Enrico Umetelli .... camera operator: second unit
Vincenzo Vedovato .... video operator
 
Casting Department
José Antonio Cuder .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Humberto Cornejo .... wardrobe (as Cornejo)
 
Editorial Department
Nuria Galán .... second assistant editor (as Nuria Cristina Galán)
Pablo G. Plant .... assistant editor (as Pablo González Plant)
 
Music Department
Joaquín Amadór .... musician: guitar (segment "Solea")
Ramón Amadór .... musician: guitar (segment "Solea")
Carlos Benavent .... musician: bass (segment "Tangos")
Antonio Carmona .... musician
José Álvaro Carrasco .... musician: percussion (segment "Guajira")
José Manuel Cañizares .... musician: guitar (segment "Siguiriya")
Moraíto Chico .... musician: guitar (segments "Bulerías", "Solea")
Ruben Danta .... musician: percussion (segment "Tangos")
Paco del Castor .... musician: guitar (segment "Solea")
Paco Jarana .... musician: guitar (segment "Algorias de Cadiz")
Niño Jero .... musician: guitar (segment "Bulerías")
Doctor Keli .... musician: percussion (segment "Alegrías")
Chico Martin .... musician: guitar (segment "Tangos")
Pedro Antonio Menéz .... musician: guitar (segment "Farruca")
Isidro Muñoz .... musical director
Juan Pablo Núñez .... musician: violin (segment "Farruca")
José Luis Ortíz Nuevo .... music advisor
Ramón os Algeciras .... musician: guitar (segment "Tangos")
Jorge Pardo .... musician: flute (segment "Tangos")
Rafael Riqueni .... musician: guitar (segment "Taranta")
José Antonio Rodríguez .... musician: guitar (segments "Guajira", "Flamencos de huelva", "Petenera")
Juan Carlos Romero .... musician: guitar (segments "Alegrías", "Flamencos de huelva")
 
Transportation Department
Alfonso Santos .... driver
 
Other crew
Eduardo Arenas .... legal advisor
Cristina Beltrán .... assistant administrator
María Berro .... contracting officer
Victoria C. Betanzos .... assistant choreographer: Rumba Final
Jesús Bisquet .... legal advisor
Matilde Coral .... choreographer: Rumba Final
Rocío Corrales .... assistant choreographer: Rumba Final
Pablo de la Lastra .... assistant crane operator
Narciso Diego .... production assistant
Rosa García Merino .... head of publicity
Francisco J. Giráldez .... production assistant
Covadonga Huergo .... production secretary
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Loredana Manili .... courier
Ángel Medina .... legal advisor
Mercedes Olmedo .... public relations
Ana Rodríguez .... assistant to director
Inmaculada Rodríguez .... production secretary
José Rodríguez .... medic
Carlos Rosado .... legal advisor
Mauro Sacripanti .... international production coordinator
Juan Siguenza .... administrator
Carmen Soriano .... script supervisor
Juan Antonio Vélez .... assistant crane operator
Carlos Álvarez .... financial advisor
 

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good Introductory But Not Expository Film, 6 January 2007
Author: Michael Powe (michael@trollope.org) from Naugatuck CT USA

This film is entirely musical and dancing vignettes, composed and photographed on a sound stage (actually the public space of a train station converted to a stage for this film). It's beautifully, sparely photographed. If your entire conception of flamenco consists of the images of some lithe guy in a toreador outfit and an austere woman in a lacy black dress with castanets or thumb cymbals in her hands, drumming dramatically with their boot heels, this movie will open up a new view of flamenco.

This film shows a world of flamenco -- singing, dancing and guitarplaying melded into an intense, enclosing and dramatic space. The flamenco presented here is jazz-like and interpretive. Song, guitar and dance are blended in surprising and inventive ways. Song and dance are sometimes a cappella, extending the guitarplaying in subtle and intense "solos" accompanied often by hand-clapping or knuckles rapped on a table. This dancing is purely interpretive, as jazzy and individualized as any modern dance. These dancers have learned the technique but they make the flamenco their own. This is not an abstracted art form like a string quartet sitting in the well of a performance hall.

Nor is this flamenco the flared-skirt performance of athletic divas. Here we see children dancing with their parents; and grandparents demonstrating decisively that flamenco imbues the spirit with a graceful power that does not age.

At the end, we see the form of flamenco symbolically passed through a class of aspiring dancers. But the heart of the flamenco, I suspect, cannot be learned.

The only flaw in this film is likely to lie in the beholder. If you are not fluent in Spanish, the lyrics of the songs are meaningless. They are literally translated in the subtitles (the only "dialog" in the film), but I found the translations distracting. Like a lot of such translations, the literalness often made the powerfully sung lyrics seem trite.

Nonetheless, as the credits rolled at the end, I found myself shaking my head in wonder that just spare, rhythmic guitar, singing in an unknown language and dancing that consisted of as much anticipation as movement could leave me feeling that I had just watched something special. Over and over again.

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