Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

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Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)
1403.5 MB | 1:50:36 | German with Eng.+Tur. s/t | XviD, 1300 Kb/s | 720x404

In their final collaboration, Werner Herzog directs Klaus Kinski in the remarkable tale of Francisco Manoel da Silva, the flamboyant 19 century of Brazilian bandit known as Cobra Verde. When owner of a sugar plantation unknowingly hires the barefoot, gun-toting thief to keep his slaves in check, he gets more than he bargained for as Cobra Verde, in short order, impregnates all of his boss’s daughters. In revenge, he is sent on an impossible and deadly mission to sail to the West Coast of Africa and re-open the slave trade. Not only does Cobra Verde succeed at this he goes on to lead an unstoppable army of women in a savage war against the local king! Filmed on location with a cast of hundreds, Cobra Verde is a tale of adventure, greed and betrayal. It’s the story of two worlds in collision, and of the man who was trapped between them. Anchor Bay

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner wishes him gone. Rather than kill him,the owner sends Cobra Verde to Africa. The only white man in the area, Cobra Verde finds himself the victim of torture and humiliation. Later, he trains soldiers in a rebel army. Far from home, Cobra Verde is on the edge of madness. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0094888/plotsummary)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

In their last film together, director Werner Herzog drew from actor Klaus Kinski a performance that grounds Kinski's volcanic passions with a new gravity–perhaps age was bringing Kinski down to earth. He plays Cobra Verde, a notorious Brazilian bandit, whom a plantation owner hires to keep his slaves in line. After Cobra Verde impregnates all his daughters, the owner and the authorities conspire to send the bandit to Africa to reopen the slave trade….

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

They expect him to be killed, but through a mixture of his own cunning and the volatile politics of West Africa, Cobra Verde ends up leading an army of women to overthrow the king. Cobra Verde is disjointed, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching. Kinski is magnetic in scene after remarkable scene, and though the whole isn't satisfying, the parts certainly are. (–Bret Fetz - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Included on the disc is a commentary track with Herzog. The director discusses his tempestuous relationship with Kinski (always a fan favorite), his experiences with Bruce Chatwin and how he convinced this author to let him use "The Viceroy of Ouidah" as source material for the film, and the difficulties of shooting in so many harsh environments. (amazon.com)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Werner Herzog-Cobra Verde (1987)

Original Music by: Popol Vuh