In 1965, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara resigns from his Cuban government posts to secretly make his latest attempt to spread the revolution in Bolivia. After arriving in La Paz, Bolivia late in 1966, by 1967, Che with several Cuban volunteers, have raised a small guerrilla army to take on the militarist Bolivian movement. However, Che must face grim realities about his few troops and supplies, his failing health, and a local population who largely does not share his idealistic aspirations. As the US supported Bolivian army prepares to defeat him, Che and his beleaguered force struggle against the increasingly hopeless odds. —IMDb
At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for sex, lies and videotape, his feature-film directorial debut. A simmering exploration of the nature of modern relationships and the links between sexuality and voyeurism, the film was an international sensation that established its director as one of the golden boys of world cinema. Born in Georgia on January 14, 1963, Soderbergh grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, where his father was the Dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Education. While still in high school, Soderbergh enrolled in the university’s film animation class and began making short 16 mm films with second-hand equipment. After he graduated from high school, he went to Hollywood, where he worked as a freelance editor. Soderbergh’s time in Hollywood was brief, and he soon returned home, where he continued making short films and writing scripts… read more
From the comments here, I may be one of the few who likes Part II more than Part I
While the first film serves mainly as plot, it is not until this film that we get character. Several parts of the film are reminiscent to another well-know film shot in Latin America: Aguirre the Wrath of God. This film acts more introspectively and shows us the man as he struggles and tries to maintain his men in order. I feel this film is a bit weaker than the first part. Maybe it could have been a bit shorter.
A diferencia de "El Argentino", esta película muestra a un Ernesto Guevera más humano, que se equivoca y que inclusive es presa de las dudas y de la frustración. Aunque alcanza algunos grados de desmitificación de todas maneras sigue siendo condescendiente con la imagen del Che, en especial por esa coda con la canción. De hecho si la película terminaba luego de la muerte hubiese sido tremendo final. Recomendable!.
Saludos. Yo también me acerqué con cautela a estas películas sobre el Che y quedé gratamente sorprendido. Me gustaron porque el protagonista es presentado con matices (la verdad no siento que Soderbergh lo haya endiosado tanto como dices, pero esa es mi opinión) Agradecí mucho el registro naturalista y bajo perfil en las actuaciones (hasta Edgar Ramírez lo hace bien) y tienen detalles impagables tales como el comentario que hace el escolta del Che después de la fiesta en New York o el regaño final por lo del carro descapotable. El retrato subjetivo de la muerte estuvo brutal.
Un film arriesgado y exhaustivo que rehuye de la épica y los biopics convencionales para ocuparse de los detalles cotidianos de la lucha guerrillera, esta vez centrado en la fallida incursión revolucionaria del Che Guevara en Bolivia. Benicio Del Toro y el resto del elenco sorprenden por sus actuaciones de bajo perfil. La fotografía, a cargo del propio Soderbergh, seduce por su magistral uso de la luz natural.
A TWO-PART SERIES ON STEVEN SODERBERGH'S CHE. *** CHE: PART TWO (GUERRILLA) Part Two of Che begins with images of Bolivian miners. These are
A TWO-PART SERIES ON STEVEN SODERBERGH'S CHE. *** CHE: PART ONE (THE ARGENTINE) What is a political image? How does it work, and what are
Steven Soderbergh’s Che: Part One… read review
This is dizzying cinema and such a remarkable achievement. Once again, as in Part I, the film opens with an animated map – this time starting with Bolivia and then highlighting each country on the… read review
I did not find Che II quite as gripping as Che I although I still reckon it is a good film. The problem may have been that the first part of Che’s life had plenty of growth and direction and, hence… read review