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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 »


Tony Gatlif


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




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


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) »


Musical | Drama


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Closed the Venice Film Festival in 2000. See more »


Turkish Flute: Kudsi Ergüner
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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an excellent spectacle that merges music and image
24 July 2001 | by happyjuanpaSee all my reviews

A simple story of gossip and revenge in a Spaniard little town is the core of a great flamenco/gitano musical film, where you can see the Today's best artist of this musical genre. With a non-conventional camera that catch your senses in every story moment, great narration, music-video clip quality editing and all of that is combined with the rhythm of every song. The tragedy is exposed from the beginning but director address you there until the last second of the last image. Recommended for those with passion running in their bloods.

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French | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Come See more »

Filming Locations:

Andalucía, Spain


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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