Che: Part One
- Spain / France / US
- 2h 14min
- Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
- Written by: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A van der Veen
- Cast: Benicio del Toro, Franka Potente, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Julia Ormond
- Language: Spanish, English
Part one of Soderbergh's structurally magnificent 'film diptych' about Che Guevara (Del Toro) unfolds in a non-linear fashion. This biopic details his life as a collection of incidents rather than a coherent whole with three events are used to highlight Che's philosophy - his initial meeting with Fidel Castro; the fighting in the Sierra Maestra mountain regions; and his controversial 1964 speech to the United Nations.
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Reviews & features
Che: Part One11 Dec 2008
(15) 126min At Cannes, Steven Soderbergh’s diptych of films about Che Guevara were shown consecutively, but British audiences are being asked to spend a month pondering The Argentine (original title) before we see Guerrilla (part two) – a wise move…
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