Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde (1987)

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1987-12-03
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 142 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: Èʋegbe
  • Production Company: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
  • Production Country: Germany, Ghana
  • Director: Werner Herzog
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A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires Cobra Verde to oversee his slaves. But when Cobra Verde impregnates Don Octávio’s three daughters, the incensed plantation owner exiles the outlaw to Africa where he is expected to reopen the slave trade. Following his trans-Atlantic journey, Cobra Verde exploits tribal conflicts to commandeer an abandoned fortress and whips an army of naked warriors into a frenzied bloodlust as he vies for survival.

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  • Klaus Kinski

    as Francisco Manoel da Silva aka Cobra Verde
  • King Ampaw

    as Taparica
  • José Lewgoy

    as Don Octavio Coutinho
  • Salvatore Basile

    as Captain Fraternidade
  • Peter Berling

    as Bernabé
  • Guillermo Coronel

    as Euclides
  • Nana Agyefi Kwame II

    as Bossa Ahadee
  • Nana Fedu Abodo

    as Yovogan
  • Kofi Yerenkyi

    as Bakoko
  • Kwesi Fase

    as Kankpe
  • Benito Stefanelli

    as Pedro Vicente
  • Cego Oliveira

    as Himself
  • Carlos Mayolo

    as Governor of Bahia
  • Yolanda García

    as Dona Epiphania
Writing Werner Herzog Screenplay
Writing Bruce Chatwin Novel
Camera Viktor Růžička Director of Photography
Production Lucki Stipetić Producer
Production Walter Saxer Executive Producer
Sound Popol Vuh Original Music Composer
Editing Maximiliane Mainka Editor
Production Francis Annan Producer
Production Walter Saxer Producer
Production Kofi Yerenkyi Producer
Production George Smith Producer
Directing Werner Herzog Director
Production Kofi Bryan Producer
Production Salvatore Basile Producer
Camera Beat Presser Still Photographer