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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
Closed the Venice Film Festival in 2000. See more »
Fusion Flamenco Soufi
Written by Tomatito, Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni and Tony Gatlif
Percussion Ramón Suárez Escobar and Israel Suárez Escobar
Violin: Bernardo Fernández Calvez
Palmas: Rafael García Serrano 'El Electrico' and Antonio Torrez Fernández
Singer: Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni
Kamarga: Fath Abbas Hashem and Mostafa Benhmad
Oud: Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Megid
Rapp: Rashidi Khamas Rashidi
Derbouka: Solman Al Tuni and Kamal Daas
Duff: Abbas Baktuari See more »
I suppose it should be possible to find a film as beautiful as this, but none come to mind.
It's funny that a critic from the new york times could know so little about film. I will not say much except this is one of the most simple, most beautiful stories made into cinema; there is absolutely no artifice, no tricks, and every detail is pure and genuine. Tony uses faces Kurasawa could've killed for. You ain't seen nothing if you ain't seen this. The music, artists like Gritos de Guerra, La Caita, Sheik al Tuni, (seemingly unavailable on record, but better than anything I've heard,) seems to capture at once the joy and sorrow bound up in human life. Likewise the players, most not actors. In fact, the music is so integrated into the lives of the characters, in the end there is no division. For reviewers of respected periodicals, we would explain this is what is called thematic. So much for the standards of education in journalism. Even reviewers who really liked this movie did not fully understand this; like most really great art, it is ahead of the curve. I suppose it should be possible to find a film as beautiful as this, as simple and captivating, but none come to mind. Skip "Vengo" and your life will certainly be less rich.
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