Cobra Verde
Filmfest 2007

It’s easy to understand why this was Herzog’s final collaboration with the actor (reportedly the director afterward claimed that Kinski had “become uncontrollable”) but Kinski’s performance nevertheless serves up a potent confusion of documentary and fiction that has long been an essential element of Herzog’s filmmaking. Kinski’s character, however, is far from the film’s only serving of astonishing insanity: Herzog depicts the 19th century as an insensibly violent era, with both Africans and Europeans given equal time for maniac brutality. Ed Halter, Village Voice, 20 March 2007

tags: Feature film

Cast: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile, Peter Berling


Director: Werner Herzog