Release date:December 12, 2008
(NY & LA for one week; NY, LA release: Jan. 9; expands: Jan. 16; expands: Jan. 24)
Studio:IFC In Theaters
Screenwriters:Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen
Starring:Benicio Del Toro, Demian Bichir, Victor Rasuk, Edgar Ramirez, Rodrigo Santoro, Yul Vazquez, Rene Lavan, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Elvira Minguez, Unax Ugalde, Santiago Cabrera, Carlos Bardem, Julia Ormond, Jordi Molla, Franka Potente, Lou Diamond Philipps
Part One: On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentine doctor who shares a common goal with Fidel Castro - to overthrow the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che proves indispensable as a fighter, and quickly grasps the art of guerrilla warfare. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. The film tracks Che's rise in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.Part Two: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.