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Vengo (2000)

Caco is a proud, handsome man, head of a family, and very powerful in the local community. Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his beloved daughter. He constantly visits her ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Gatlif

Writers:

Tony Gatlif (screenplay), Tony Gatlif (story) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Canales Antonio Canales ... Caco
Orestes Villasan Rodríguez Orestes Villasan Rodríguez ... Diego
Antonio Dechent ... Primo Alejandro (as Antonio Pérez Dechent)
Bobote Bobote ... Primo Antonio
Juan Luis Corrientes Juan Luis Corrientes ... Primo Tres
Fernando Guerrero Rebollo Fernando Guerrero Rebollo ... Fernando Caravaca
Francisco Chavero Rios Francisco Chavero Rios ... Francisco Caravaca
José Ramírez 'El Cheli' José Ramírez 'El Cheli' ... Primo Caravaca 1
Juan-Luis Barrios Llorente Juan-Luis Barrios Llorente ... Primo Caravaca 2 (as Juan Luis Barrios Llorente)
Jesús María Ventura Jesús María Ventura ... Primo Caravaca 3
Maria Faraco Maria Faraco ... La Catalana
El Moro El Moro ... Pepe Sardina
Manuel Vega Salazar Manuel Vega Salazar ... Anselmo
Tomatito Tomatito ... Musician
Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni ... Musician
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Storyline

Caco is a proud, handsome man, head of a family, and very powerful in the local community. Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his beloved daughter. He constantly visits her grave, weeps silently at her photo and has transferred all his wildly protective love and attention onto his physically challenged nephew, Diego. It seems that Diego's father, Caco's brother, is in hiding after having killed a man from the Caravaca family, who are equally powerful in the community. They are looking for vengeance and have come to Caco for justice. When he refuses to betray his brother, the Caravacas grow impatient. When they realize they are getting nowhere, they threaten to kill Diego. Despite his fierce pride, Caco eventually realizes that the cycle of killing and revenge must be broken. But how can he achieve this and protect everyone he loves? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Plot Keywords:

gypsy | flamenco | See All (2) »

Genres:

Musical | Drama

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Closed the Venice Film Festival in 2000. See more »

Soundtracks

Arrinconamela
Written by Gritos de Guerra
Singer: Ramón Pisa Borja
Guitars Emilio Fernández de los Santos and Ramón Pisa Borja
Cajon: Miguel Ángel Magüesin de los Santos
Palmas: Horacio Silva Pisa and Chipi Fernández de ls Santos
Chorus: Remedios Silva Pisa, Susana Vizarraga Borja and Alba Pisa Pérez
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Viva Vengo!!
31 December 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Vengo" is a wonderfully alive feast of the flamenco music, dance, and rhythms of the contemporary Andalusia gypsies of Southern Spain built on a ominously rumbling story of a blood feud and death. Not your usual movie fare, "Vengo" divides its time equally between musical ethnic folk singing and dancing from gala festivities to impromptu "jam" sessions to funeral laments while inching the family feud story slowly forward with the kinetic tempos of flamenco rhythms everpresent. More art than entertainment, "Vengo" will appeal most to those into foreign or ethnic films with bold musical underpinnings. Those who enjoy "Vengo" might want to check out "Flamenco (de Carlos Saura)", "Assassination Tango", "Tango, no me dejes nunca", and the like. (B+)


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Country:

Spain | France | Germany | Japan

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Andalucía, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

$124,994
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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