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Tarantos, Los

Synopsis
Musical. A loose re-working of Romeo and Juliet set in the streets of Barcelona where a quarrel erupts between two warring gypsy families. Probably building on the success of WEST SIDE STORY the film includes extended sequences of flamenco dancing. In this version Rafael and Juana are killed by Curro (the Paris figure).
Language
Spanish (Spain - Modern)
Country
Spain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1964
Duration
92 mins

Credits

Director
Francisco Rovira Beleta
Producer
Jose G. Maesso; Leonard Gruenberg
Writer
Alfredo Manas
Screenplay
Francisco Rovira Beleta
Music
Andres Batista; Emilio Pujol; Fernando Garcia Morcillo; Jose Sola
Cast
Daniel MartinRafael (Romeo)
Sara LezanaJuana (Juliet)
Carmen AmayaAngustias
Jose Manuel MartinCurro (Paris)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Music
Keywords
dance; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Based on a play by Alfredo Manas. The film was remade in 1989 as MONTOYAS Y TARANTOS directed by Vicenti Escriva.
Awards
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 1964 Academy Awards.
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 275, entry 1163). Lanier notes that Baz Luhrmann’s WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET owes much to this film including a shot of the lovers kissing underwater.

Monthly Film Bulletin. v.34. n. 397 (1 February 1967), p. 30.

Production Company

Name

Tecisa

Online Retailer

Name

Flamenco-world.com

Web
http://www.flamenco-world.com/tienda/shop.php? External site opens in new window

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