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CHINGACHGOOK, THE GREAT SNAKE
Original title: Chingachgook, die große Schlange
GDR, 1967, color, 91 min.

DIRECTOR: Richard Groschopp
SCRIPT: Wolfgang Ebeling, Richard Groschopp
Based Upon a novel by James Fenimore Cooper: “The Deerslayer“
CAMERA: Otto Hanisch
MUSIC: Wilhelm Neef

CAST
Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Lilo Grahn, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep, Andrea Drahota, Johannes Knittel, Heinz Klevenow, Milan Jablonsky, Horst Preusker, Karl Zugowski

SYNOPSIS
Wahtawah, the daughter of the Delawarean chief, is promised to Chingachgook, the last Mohawk, who has been accepted into the tribe. However, before the nuptials could take place, the Huronese raided the Delawarean camp and ran off with Wahtawah. Together with his friend Poacher, Chingachgook sets out to free Wahtawah, but only after the English have attacked and subsequently destroyed the Huronese camp the wounded Huronese chief is ready to declare peace with all Indian tribes.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya Barcelona 2002



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