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Cobra Verde

Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, Ghana, 1987
Drama, Adventure
  • German, English, French
  • English, French

Synopsis

The career of Francisco Manoel da Silva (Klaus Kinski), a.k.a. “Cobra Verde”, who goes from farmer to bandit to slave trader in a cutthroat colonial century.

Our take

Part one of our series of Werner Herzog features closes on his fifth and final collaboration with Klaus Kinski. A historical epic filtered through Herzog’s inimitable gaze, Cobra Verde bursts with remarkable sights and sounds, for a portrait of savage human nature that lingers long after the end.

Cobra Verde Directed by Werner Herzog

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