Vengo (2001)


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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 mentally 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?


Critic Reviews for Vengo

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

The combination of drama and music gives the film a stop-and-go quality, like a mixture of documentary and fiction.

Dec 28, 2001 | Full Review…

Captures the imagination even without a plot.

Nov 29, 2001 | Full Review…

Filled with dazzling moments, Vengo never quite reaches the heights those moments promise.

Nov 29, 2001 | Full Review…

A starkly beautiful ode to flamenco culture.

Nov 8, 2001

Feels like a song you may have heard before, but one whose aching beauty makes it endlessly listenable.

Nov 2, 2001

Truly arouses.

Oct 12, 2001

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