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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.
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Orig. Title: Chingachgook, die große Schlange
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: GDR Deluxe
Tags:
Director: Richard Groschopp
Screenplay: Wolfgang Ebeling, Richard Groschopp
Cast: Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Lilo Grahn, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep
Producer:
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Wilhelm Neef
Camera: Otto Hanisch
Set Designer: Paul Lehmann
Cutter: Helga Krause
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Format: 35mm
Printsource:
German Distributor: Deutsche Kinemathek
World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)
Production: DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme

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