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review by . May 04, 2009
Though there are many controversial figured in history Ernesto "Che" Guevara is one of the more notable ones. To many people he is "that guy who put Castro in power." This is only partially true; while Che was a big factor is Castro's successful takeover he was still a small part in a grand revolution. Steven Soderbergh's "Che" is a massive undertaking of a film. At over four hours with multiple camera styles, visual looks, and narratives, this is a film on the scope of the old fashioned roadshow …
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I am interested in religions, martial arts, history, reading, education, and philosophy. I love to draw,paint, and play chess. I love to meditate and do yoga and do tai-chi. I am Chinese American and … more
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Che is a two-part 2008 biopic about Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro. Rather than follow a standard chronological order, the films offer an oblique series of interspersed moments along the overall timeline. Part Oneis entitled The Argentine and focuses on the Cuban revolution from the landing of Fidel Castro, Guevara and other revolutionaries on Cuba to their successful toppling of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista two years later. Part Two, entitled Guerrilla, focuses on Guevara's futile attempt to bring revolution to Bolivia and his demise. Both parts are shot in a cinéma vérité style, but each has different approaches to linearnarrativecamerawork, and the visual look; this duality is intended to be reflective of the two military campaigns' divergent outcomes.

Filmmaker Terrence Malick originally worked on a screenplay limited to Guevara's attempts to start a revolution in Bolivia. When financing fell through, Malick left the project, and subsequently Soderbergh agreed to direct the film. He realized that there was no context for Guevara's actions in Bolivia and decided that his participation in the Cuban revolution and his appearance at the United Nations in 1964 should also be depicted....

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Steven Soderbergh
Runtime: 4 hours and 20 minutes
Studio: IFC Film
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