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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 ... See full summary »

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Tony Gatlif

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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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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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Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2000 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Andalucía, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704, 9 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$124,994, 3 February 2002
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2.35 : 1
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Cabaret Oriental
Flute: Hmaoui Abd El Hamid
Violin and Singer: Mostafa Benhmad
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Emotive as well as interesting drama about gypsy families filled with Flamenco songs
22 October 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Cultural drama about a gypsy feud and plenty of Flamenco music . The flick deals with the confrontation between two groups of gypsy clans , it starts with Caco (Antonio Canales) , a head of a gypsy community who attempts to protect everyone he loves , he is very powerful in the local neighborhood . Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his intimate child . He constantly visits her grave, weeps silently at her photo and has transferred all his wildly protective love and attention onto his dim-witted nephew Diego (Orestes) . It seems that Diego's father, Caco's brother (Antonio Dechent) is in hiding for killing a Caravacas member , who are equally powerful in the gypsy society . To complicate matters , Caco eventually wishes to forget his past but a gypsy clan seeks vengeance against his brother . They are seeking revenge and have come to Caco for justice . When he refuses to betray his brother who is fleeing after having killed a man from the Caravacas family , they grow impatient . They then realize they are getting nowhere, they threaten to murder Diego . Caco has become involved with the violent gypsy faction that puts him at odds with his own responsibilities . Despite his pride , Caco spontaneously realizes that the cycle of murder and vendetta must be broken .

This intense drama concerns about a blend of fiction and documentary about gypsy life . From start to finish this Flamenco film contains drama , an intrigue about gypsy feud , thrills , emotion and a lot of songs . It is an interesting vision of gypsy universe through a story of rivalry among two families . This issue about gypsy family confrontation has been previously treated in other films such as ¨Los Tarantos¨(1963) by Francisco Rovira Beleta with Carmen Amaya , Sara Lezana , Antonio Gades , ¨Montoyas y Tarantos ¨(1989) by Vicente Escriba with Sancho Gracia , Cristina Hoyos , Esperanza Campuzano and ¨Gypsy¨ (2000) by Manuel Palacios with Laeitia Casta and Joaquin Cortes . ¨Vengo¨ is a thought-provoking drama that keeps you interested and expecting , including a tragic final taking on . Main cast gives nice interpretations , as a good acting by Antonio Canales as Caco , a fierce proud , handsome man who protects his physically challenged nephew and a fine performance from Antonio Dechent as his brother who is in hiding after killing a Caravaca member . Emotive musical score including dances in Derviche style and gypsy-African sounds ; with Flamenco songs splendidly sung by a extraordinary plethora of gypsy singers such as El Moro , Manuel Vega Salazar , Tomatito , Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni , La Caita , Gritos De Guerra , among others . The cinematographer, Thierry Pouget , is great with light, using it crude and clever , creative and beautiful . The motion picture well written by David Trueba was professionally directed by Tony Gatlif . This is a good film that has achieved international knowledge and Closed the Venice Film Festival in 2000.


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