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2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) transforms from intellectual, asthmatic doctor to one of Latin America's legendary revolutionaries. In the years before his famous 1964 visit to the United Nations, Che joins forces with Cuban exile Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir) and ignites a revolution that eventually brings an end to the Batista regime in Cuba.

Cast: Benicio Del Toro , Demián Bichir , Santiago Cabrera , Elvira Mínguez , Franka Potente , Jorge Perugorría , Edgar Ramirez , Victor Rasuk

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Che (Part 1 & Part 2) (2008)

Release Date: January 9th, 2009|2 hr. 9 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • May 21, 2009 Colombiano959
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    they only have it in one place they are showing.. wth!

  • January 23, 2009 SKEPTICTT
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    I managed to see this at a special screening in L.A. It was likely a raw version of what will be in theaters in January. (no credits, etc.) Having said that, it was an impressive piece of filming. If one is truly interested in the Guevara story you will get much detail of him as a Guerilla. The two parts focus on the Cuban Revolution with Che fighting alongside Fidel. Benico Del Toro is brilliant in his performance and looks strikingly like the real Che. Part two is focused on the attempted revolt in Bolivia led by Guevara. Unfortunately no real time is given to the period between the two episodes in which Guevara ran a Ministry of Industry in Cuba as well as heading up the National Bank. (as well as supervising the trials and executions of Batista's officials after the Castro victory. We do have powerful moments of Che's 1964 speech before the UN and some simulated interviews with western journalists but otherwise this inter period was left out. The battle sequences and the feel of what it was like to be a guerilla fighter seem to be well captured. The relationships between the characters are strong and there is much tension throughout lightened by some occasional levity. I would have to say I could only reccomend this to history buffs and specialists who are familiar with the events otherwise one might get lost like the two couples who were seated on either side of me who kept asking one another what was going on and where, etc. If that's your case then you might try watching the Motorcycle Diaries as a background/prequel as well as Jon Lee Anderson's magnificent Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. This film is long overdue and Soderbergh and Del Toro made a great team. Ted Tipton

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