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Che: Parts 1 and 2
Che: Parts 1 and 2
Release Date: January 2009

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Lou Diamond Philips, Benjamin Bratt, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond
Distributor: E1 Entertainment Canada
Winner of the Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival, Benicio Del Toro gives a remarkable performance as Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the icon of the Cuban Revolution.

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.

PART TWO
The second half is set entirely in Boliva. 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.