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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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BUBBLE

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“Soderbergh and screenwriter Coleman Hough aren't interested in creating a coy whodunit so much as evoking the deeper, less romantic mysteries of people - and it's riveting.” - Washington Post ..… More »

CHE PART 2 - GUERILLA

USA, Spain, France, 2008
“I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” - Ernesto ‘Che' Guevara ... In 1965, already an icon in his own lifetime, Che Guevara embarked on an ulti… More »

GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, THE

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“Soderbergh has captured an America in which the line between selling out and selling yourself has never been thinner.” - Entertainment Weekly ... As the 2008 elections come to a head and the US … More »

THE LIMEY

USA, 1999
Made between Out of Sight and this years smash Erin Brokovich, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey is a real find. Terence Stamp (Wall Street, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is the 'Limey… More »

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