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Los tarantos (1963)

A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love.

Director:

Francisco Rovira Beleta (as Rovira Beleta)

Writers:

Alfredo Mañas (play), Francisco Rovira Beleta (screenplay and dialogue) (as F. Rovira Beleta)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Amaya ... Angustias
Sara Lezana ... Juana
Daniel Martín ... Rafael
Antonio Gades ... Mojigondo
Antonio Prieto ... Zorongo
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Curro (as J. Manuel Martín)
Margarita Lozano ... Isabel
Juan Manuel Soriano Juan Manuel Soriano ... Father Lorenzo
Antonia Singla Antonia Singla ... Sole (as Antonia 'La Singla')
Aurelio Galán 'El Estampío' Aurelio Galán 'El Estampío' ... Jero (as A. Galán 'El Estampío')
Peret Peret ... Guitarist
Andrés Batista Andrés Batista ... Guitarist
Emilio de Diego Emilio de Diego ... Guitarist
'Pucherete' 'Pucherete' ... Guitarist
Blay Blay ... Guitarist
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A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love.

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flamenco | based on play | See All (2) »

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Filmed in Barcelona in brilliant Eastmancolor See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1963 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Con odio e con amore See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Connections

Referenced in Crónica sentimental en rojo (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Of Mojigongo
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Los Tarantos
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Passionate and mortal romance in Barcelona
22 August 2002 | by toni_mg4See all my reviews

Outstanding adaptation of Alfredo Maña´s play, entitled "La historia de los Tarantos", that in a sort of time and space transposition of Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet", describes the unlucky love between a couple of young gypsies, pertaining to two different families, deep-rooted opposing and established in the now missing district of Somorrostro, in Barcelona.

Rovira Beleta´s cinema, seriously committed with Catalonia social reality reached and international repercussion with this fable of passion and resentment, embellished with the flamenco superb scenes by Carmen Amaya (in her las film appearance) or a suggestive, night life and irrigated dance by Antonio Gades through the beautiful Ramblas.

Wonderful in its chromatic esthetic and its interpretations, the movie brings a real vision, nearly to the documental pictures, about methods and traditions of this excluded ethnic collective, without falling in the trite and easy lucrative Spanish folklore.


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