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Cobra Verde

Author: Werner HerzogLucki StipetićKlaus KinskiKing AmpawJosé LewgoyAll authors
Publisher: Troy, MI : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : GermanView all editions and formats
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Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Drama
Films for English speakers
Named Person: Bruce Chatwin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Lucki Stipetić; Klaus Kinski; King Ampaw; José Lewgoy; Salvatore Basile; Peter Berling; Bruce Chatwin; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.
OCLC Number: 51051335
Language Note: In German or English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Widescreen presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TV's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on The viceroy of Ouidah / Bruce Chatwin.
Credits: Editor, Maximiliane Mainka ; music, Popol Vuh ; director of photography, Victor Ruzicka.
Cast: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile, Peter Berling, Nana Agyefi Kwame II of Nsein.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col., NTSC ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format. Digital video disc. Dolby surround 5.1 (German) Mono (English).
Responsibility: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion ; produced by Lucki Stipetic ; written and directed by Werner Herzog.

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Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages war with a local tribal king.

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