Cobra Verde Movie Review Summary

Actors: Klaus Kinski

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Based on Bruce Chatwin's "The Viceroy of Ouidah", COBRA VERDE is a movie written and directed by Werner Herzog in 1988.
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Francisco Manoel da Silva is best known as Cobra Verde, a thief who haunts the roads of Brazil. He's given the opportunity to become a slave trader by the local governor. Da Silva goes the coasts of Africa, hoping to restore the bonds Brazil had with the King of Dahomey. But the king is completely insane and soon gives the order to arrest Da Silva. The night before his execution, Da Silva is freed by the supporters of the king's nephew who wants his uncle's sceptre. Da Silva, appointed Viceroy, agrees to prepare the insurrection and to train an army of women. After a swift victory, Da Silva is at least in the position to send hundreds of slaves to Brazil.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   deposing an evil leader

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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