Cert: PG – Contains mild nudity, sex references, violence and bad language.
Werner Herzog / West Germany/Ghana 1987 / 1h51m / / German, Ewe and Portuguese with English subtitles
Cast: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile, Peter Berling.
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. The air of ever-present conflict and mania marks a fitting conclusion to the series of collaborations between two of cinema’s great eccentrics.