30.09. - 09.10.2021

Chingachgook, The Great Snake German Democratic Republic 1967 | 91 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Richard Groschopp

Richard Groschopp (1906-1996) is one of the best-known and renowned film directors of the GDR. Chingachgook, die große Schlange was his last film for the cinema and at the same time his greatest success.

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The East coast of the USA, 1740: English troops are trying to snatch the colonies held by the French and involve the local Indians in the conflict. When the daughter of a chief is kidnapped by another tribe, Chingachgook (Gojko Mitić) and his friend Wildtöter [Deerslayer] set out on a dangerous mission to free her. Above all, he wants to convince his fellow Indians of one thing: that the war of the whites is not their war. The film is the equivalent to the popular West German series of Karl May films and is based on a story from the Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper, which enjoyed huge popularity in the 1950s in the GDR. The film versions starring Gojko Mitić were also extremely successful.
Original title: Chingachgook, die große Schlange
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: GDR Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Richard Groschopp
Screenplay: Wolfgang Ebeling, Richard Groschopp
Cast: Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Lilo Grahn, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep
Director of Photography: Otto Hanisch
Music: Wilhelm Neef
Production Design: Paul Lehmann
Editor: Helga Krause
Sound: 0
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Format: 35mm
German Distributor: Deutsche Kinemathek
World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)
Production: DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme


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