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- Benicio Del Toro

Overview - Nearly 40 years after Che Guevara's execution in Bolivia, director Steven Soderbergh retraces the life of the iconic Cuban revolutionary in this nearly four-and-a-half-hour saga. PART 1 begins on November 26, 1956, as Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir) sails into Cuban waters with 80 rebels in tow.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Nearly 40 years after Che Guevara's execution in Bolivia, director Steven Soderbergh retraces the life of the iconic Cuban revolutionary in this nearly four-and-a-half-hour saga. PART 1 begins on November 26, 1956, as Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir) sails into Cuban waters with 80 rebels in tow. Among those rebels is Argentine doctor Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), a man who shares Castro's dream of overthrowing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the struggle gets under way, Guevara proves an indispensable part of the revolution due to his firm grasp on the concepts of guerilla warfare. Guevara is heartily embraced by both his comrades and the Cuban people, and quickly rises through the ranks to become first a commander, and ultimately a revolutionary hero. PART 2 of the saga begins with Guevara at the absolute peak of his fame and power. Disappearing suddenly, Guevara subsequently resurfaces in Bolivia to organize a modest group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits in preparation for the Latin American Revolution. But while the Bolivian campaign would ultimately fail, the tenacity, sacrifice, and idealism displayed by Guevara during this period would make him a symbol of heroism to followers around the world. PART 1 and PART 2 were screened together as CHE at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, and also received a limited theatrical release under that same title in U.S. theaters later that same year.

Cast List

Benicio Del Toro - Actor, TRAFFIC (2000)
Steven Soderbergh - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Peter Andrews - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Alberto Iglesias - Composer, TAKE MY EYES (2006)
Aitor Berenguer
Antonio Betancourt
Pilar Revuelta
Che Guevara - Revolutionary
Ernesto "Che" Guevara - Revolutionary
Peter Buchman - Screenwriter, JURASSIC PARK III (2001)
Gabriel Gutierrez
Jon Lee Anderson - Writer
Benjamin A. VanDerVeen
Matt Damon - American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Joaquim de Almeida - Actor/"Good Am Babylon"
Julia Ormond - British Actress
Yul Vazquez - Cuban actor, MUSIC WITHIN
Lou Diamond Phillips - American actor/director, LA BAMBA
Jordi Molla - Spanish Actor/"Jamón..."
Demian Bichir - SPANISH ACTOR
Vladimir Cruz - Actor/"Strawberry"
Elvira Minguez - Actor, THE DANCER UPSTAIRS (2003)
Jorge Perugorria - Actor/"Strawberry"
Gaston Pauls - Actor, FELICIDADES (2001)
Carlos Bardem - Actor
Franka Potente - German actress, RUN LOLA RUN
Eduard Fernandez - Actor, SOUND OF THE SEA (2001)
Unax Ugalde - Actor, BAILAME EL AGUA
Rodrigo Santoro - Actor, BEHIND THE SUN (2001)
Victor Rasuk - Actor, RAISING VICTOR VARGAS (2003)
Oscar Jaenada - Spanish Actor
Armando Riesco
Catalina Sandino Moreno - Star, MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004)
Antonio Peredo
Mark Umbers - Actor in BLACKBEARD
Edgar Ramirez - Venezuelan actor
Santiago Cabrera - Actor in HEROES
Cristian Mercado
Marc-Andre Grondin - French Actor
Ruben Ochandiano - Actor
Kahlil Mendez - Actor
Othello Rensoli

 
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    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 261
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 715515049610
  • Genre: Foreign Video - Spanish/Misc.
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2010

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"Del Toro, who speaks Spanish throughout, is amazing....Occasionally, it feels like you're watching the Cuban revolution in real time." - 01/01/2010 Entertainment Weekly

 
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