Cobra Verde

  |  Book Tickets: 28/06/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 25/08/2014
  |  111 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Typically lavish and eccentric film by German New Wave director Werner Herzog, based on Bruce Chatwin's novel about the 19th century African slave trade, 'The Viceroy of Ouidah'. Herzog's favourite leading actor, Klaus Kinski, stars as Francisco Manoel da Silva, an enterprising young Brazilian bandit known as 'Cobra Verde' who, having impregnated all three daughters of his plantation-owning employer, is sent to the West African coast to drum up some business in the slave trade. In Africa, under the combined pressures of culture shock and extreme emotional isolation, he constructs an elaborate scheme to establish his own slave-trading monopoly. But the civil wars waged by the insane Leopard King come crashing down on Cobra Verde and his plans, and the film follows his tragic descent into madness and self-destruction.

Contains mild nudity, sex references, violence and bad language
For more detailed insight, tap here