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Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde 1987

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Cobra Verde 1987 PG

100 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog

The final collaboration in that most combustible of cinematic partnerships - director Werner Herzog and leading actor Klaus Kinski - is a typically wild adventure. Kinski plays ‘Cobra Verde’, a fearsome South American bandit hired to negotiate a new slave route with an African tribal king. Once there he inspires a mutiny, enlisting and training an army of female natives to overthrow the despot.

A typically fraught and challenging production, filmed in Brazil, Columbia and Ghana, was accentuated the now legendary explosions of Kinski’s volcanic temper on set, one of which led to the replacement of cinematographer Thomas Mauch with Viktor Růžička. The air of ever-present conflict and mania marks a fitting conclusion to the series of collaborations between two of cinema’s great eccentrics.

Directed by

Werner Herzog

Featuring

Salvatore Basile

José Lewgoy

King Ampaw

Klaus Kinski

Genres

Drama

Collection

Based on the Book… Werner Herzog

Certificate

PG Contains mild nudity, sex references, violence and bad language

Released

1987

Country

Federal Republic of Germany

Language

English

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