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CHE PART 1 - THE ARGENTINE

USA / Spain / France, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

CHE PART 1 - THE ARGENTINE

“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist and guerilla leader Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara is instantly recognisable as a symbol of rebellion and the iconic face of revolutionary zeal. In 1956 he changed Cuba's history forever; this is the definitive story of his rise to fame and infamy.

From director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, The Good German and - also showing this year at MIFF - The Girlfriend Experience) comes the first instalment of his epic two-part series, featuring an award-winning performance from Benicio Del Toro as Che.

Che looks dazzling, whether the camera is weaving through a battle or trying to bore into Che's haunted soul.” - Rolling Stone

D Steven Soderbergh P Laura Bickford, Benicio Del Toro S Peter Buchman, Benjamin A van der Veen Dist Transmission L English, Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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