WFC Ghana: Cobra Verde

Oops! My research department has let me down. Again! This isn’t a Ghanese film: The director is Werner Herzog (not from Ghana), it’s based on a novel written by Bruce Chatwin (not from Ghana) and starring Klaus Kinski (not from Ghaha).

But it’s filmed in Ghana, allegedly.

Anyway, I didn’t realise that the Herzog/Kinski partnership continued into the late 80s. In many ways, this feels like a throwback to the 70s… not that that’s a bad thing, really. It makes me want to look up their films that I’ve missed. Hmmm… Oh, they’ve only made five films together?. And I’ve seen them all.

As expected, it’s a strange, feverish film with great cinematic moments surrounded by amorphous scenes. I don’t think it’s one of Herzog’s most successful films. After the first third it kinda meanders and weaves and boobs… I mean bobs.

Cobra Verde. Werner Herzog. 1987. Ghana.

The Midnight Rum

  • 2 parts white rum
  • 1 part grenadine
  • 4 parts coke

Stir the rum and grenadine in a glass. Add ice and coke.

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