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An undeniably ambitious project, this epic tries to capture the life of the famous Cuban rebel Ernesto ā€Cheā€ Guevara, devoting two hours to his and Castroā€™s successful campaign to oust Batista in the 1950s, then another two hours to his attempt to bring the revolution to Bolivia. Interspersed are scenes from a 1964 visit to the U.N. where Che is far removed from the jungle. Benicio Del Toro has the right charisma for the part. Credibly staged, but we donā€™t learn anything at all about Guevara from this four-hour jungle excursion.

2008-U.S.-Spain-France. 269 min. Color-B/W. Widescreen. Directed and photographed byĀ Steven Soderbergh. Music: Alberto Iglesias. Cast: Benicio Del Toro (Ernesto ā€Cheā€ Guevara), DemiĆ”n Bichir (Fidel Castro), Elvira MĆ­nguez (Celia Sanchez), Rodrigo Santoro, Santiago Cabrera, Jorge PerugorrĆ­aā€¦ Julia Ormond, Franka Potente, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon.

Trivia: Co-produced by Del Toro. Val Kilmer and Ryan Gosling were reportedly considered for parts; before Soderbergh entered the picture, Terrence Malick worked on a script. When shown as two separate films, the titles are Che: The Argentine (134 min.) and Che: The Guerrilla (135 min.).

Cannes: Best Actor (Del Toro).Ā 



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