Che is the only true revolutionary ever to walk on this planet earth. Che with his aristocratic up brining with a most handsome and a highly educated person truly felt it was his duty to free the kind face poor and oppressed. As we saw in the Bicycle Dairy, his vision was totally altered traveling thru Latin America to make his a most beloved iconic image in the world. Having travel thru 72 countries, I was shocked to see the image of Che, in Ho Chi Minh City, in Angorwat temples in the Cambodian jungle. In Bali, Indonesia, I finally asked the hawker, what the face (Che) was about? He looked puzzled but told me that people buys his famous image because they like his face. I saw the same thing in bazaar of Tehran and also in Nepal. I have to say there only are 3 figures in this world universally adored i.e. Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi & Che. I think Che is seen all over the world including in Mongolia. They donâ€™t have Jesus, Gandhi but Che (not knowing anything about this great hero. I have first heard about Che in Chicago, early 60's when Easy Rider was shown. I was fascinated why a guy from an upper class family was sacrificing his life for the poor and gave his life. Che was a true symbol of poor & oppressed. He gave up power and prestige just because he felt fighting for voiceless his bag. I was so fascinated with Che life; I even went to Bolivia to look for the killing field. The film by Soderberg is a full length documentary. Very well done and Banacio Del Toro looks amazingly similar to great Guevara. I have only thing to suggest to Mr. Soderberg that he should shown clip of Che, after his death i.e. when in Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, the gigantic face of Che appears thru fire work or in the protest march in Paris or in Zaculo Square in Mexico DF or in the town square of Prague or in Budapest . The best thing ******* CIA did by killing a very courageous young man to make him a world-class, authentic Martyr. Viva Che! Thanks Steven Soderberg Munin Choud
ONLY ONE CHE SUCH MEN COME ONLY EVERY THOUSAND YEARS. CHE IS TIMELESS. DIED NOT FOR MONEY IN IS BANK ACCOUNT COULD HAVE HAD AN EASY LIFE AS A DOCTOR FROM A ARISTOCRATIC FAMILY. RATHER HE HE LAYED HIS LIFE DOWN FOR THE POOR AND OPPRESSED. DIED AT 33 BUT WILL NEVER DIE LIKE THE COWARDS THAT SHOT HIM IN THE BACK BACKED BY THE CIA. CHE'S SPIRIT IS STRONGER NOW THAN EVER. THE MOST FAMOUS PHOTO OF THE LAST CENTURY. TRULY A GREAT MAN. THE WORLD NEEDS TO LOOK AT CHE RATHER THAN THE GANGSTERS WHO HAVE BEEN LEADING US FOR FAR TOO LONG. THE ONLY WAY THIS WORLD WILL SURVIVE IS WITH RESPONSIBLE CAPITALISM AND RESPONSIBLE SOCIAISM. NO OTHER WA.Y. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH RESOURCES. SOUTH AMERICA HAS NOW GONE DOWN THAT ROUTE WITH THE HELP OF CHINA AND OTHERS. THE WEST IS NOW BANKRUPT AND USING SOCLIALISM TO SURVIVE. A FAILED CAPITALIST ALWAYS MAKES A GOOD SOCIALIST. ITS ALL BEEN DNE BEFORE IN THE EAST WHEN THE WEST WAS LIVING IN CAVES THEYWERE IN PALACES. THEY ARE 7000 THOUSAND YEARS OLD. SO WE MUST WORK WITH THEM IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE. CHE WAS A GREAT FREIND OF CHINA THEY AND OTHERS GAVE THE BAILOUT MONEY TO THE USA. HOW THINGS CHANGE SO FAST. THE USA HAS BEING GOING 300/400 YEARS WE HAVE A LOT TO LEARN. BRUTAL CAPITALISM AND BRUTAL COMMUNISM HAVE NO FUTURE. WHO DO WE HAVE AS EXAMPLE MR. MADOFF AND THE REST OF GANGSTERS IN WALL STREET. MADOFF IS PROTECTED. HOUSE ARREST IN A LUXURY PENTHOUSE, WHILE A SINGLE MOTHER STEALING TWO CAN OF FOOD GOES TO A DETENTION CENTRE. THE FOUNDING FATHERS WOULD HAVE CRIED TO SEE THIS MORAL BANKRUPTCY. LETS HOPE WE CAN TRY TO RAISE OUR BEINGS TO A HIGHER LEVEL THAN JUST OUT OF CONTROL MATERIALISM. VIVA CHE.
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