Che: Part One

  • 2008
  • Spain / France / US
  • 2h 14min
  • 15
  • 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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Che: Part One

11 Dec 20084 stars

(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 that…

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