Director: Tony Gatlif
Feature film | F | 2000
95 min | Dolby DTS
51st Hof International Film Festival
Caco, an Andalusian, 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 tries to drown his grief in music 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. Eventually they realize they are getting nowhere and threaten to kill Diego. Despite his fierce pride, Caco eventually realizes that the cycle of killing and revenge must be broken.