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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The combination of drama and music gives the film a stop-and-go quality, like a mixture of documentary and fiction."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"A starkly beautiful ode to flamenco culture."
‑ Jordan Levin, Miami Herald
"challenging and engaging"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"As good as the music is, the overall film only suggests what a flamenco drama might be, leaving the viewer hungry for a more fulfilling realization of the concept."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"While the film isn't perfect, it nonetheless captures the dangerously emotional world of both flamenco music and the Spanish Gypsies who use it to stave off the inevitable vagaries of Romany life."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Captures the imagination even without a plot."
‑ Margaret Putnam, Dallas Morning News
"Feels like a song you may have heard before, but one whose aching beauty makes it endlessly listenable."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Spare and beautiful visually, lush and bracing aurally..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"It is flamenco that shapes and forms this film, leading it several intricate steps beyond ordinary."
‑ Jodi Paper, San Francisco Examiner
"With its compulsive beat of drums, guitars and feet, the sometimes Moorish wailings, the lyrics of startling conviction (typical: 'My soul, it hurts so bad'), Vengo has all the fire it needs."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Filled with dazzling moments, Vengo never quite reaches the heights those moments promise."
‑ Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Tribune
"Truly arouses."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"An often soul-stirring experience showcasing some of the best flamenco artists in the world."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"Spectacular film."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Flamenco music takes heartbreak and transforms it into healing music. Vengo takes lamentation and shows how it can be transformed into the beauty of sacrificial love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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