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?
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Antonio Perez Dechent
as Primo Alejandro
as Primo Antonio
Fernando Guerrero Rebollo
as Fernando Caravaca
Francisco Chavero Rios
as Francisco Caravaca
Jose Ramirez El Cheli
as Primo Caravaca 1
Juan-Luis Barrios Llorente
as Primo Caravaca 2
El Moro
as Pepe Sardina
Jesus Maria Ventura
as Primo Caravaca 3
Maria Faraco
as La Catalana
Maria Altea Maya
as La Coneja
as Musician
La Caita
as Musician
Gritos De Guerra
as Musician
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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.

Full Review… | December 28, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Captures the imagination even without a plot.

Full Review… | November 29, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 29, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A starkly beautiful ode to flamenco culture.

November 8, 2001
Miami Herald
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Feels like a song you may have heard before, but one whose aching beauty makes it endlessly listenable.

November 2, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Truly arouses.

October 12, 2001
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for Vengo


Freedom, fire, passion and love of boundless dimensions. Vengo successfully portrays the dynamic of one gypsy family from down to Earth moments of personal companionship to the immeasurable desire for life found in musical expression.

Novo Cargo
Novo Cargo

a fantastic drama about revenge amongst Gypsy people living in Andalucia. Great acting, and lots of wonderful Flamenco and Arabic music and dance! Helping me with my withdrawal, after a wonderful visit to Spain last September!

Rich Seibert
Rich Seibert

Deep Spain, in all its scary glory. The music is truly authentic, the attitudes as well. The under-current subtle explorations with the Arab world are beautiful exposed. Amazing fact is that although the main actor (Antonio Canales) is one of the best Flamenco dancers in Spain, he is restrained not to perform his art in the movie even once... Other will do it for him just fine. Warning: Non Spanish-speaking viewers may loose the message carried through the actors accents, and lose 50% of what makes the movie special... they will be left with an extremely slow, surreal and perhaps apparently incoherent storyline. Approach with care. Para el resto: Una gozada de pelicula. Te mantiene tenso y no sabes por que. Los caracteres son creibles, y la musica y el baile de lo mejor.

David Gómez-Rosado
David Gómez-Rosado

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