Che: Parts 1 and 2
Canadian Theatrical Release
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Lou Diamond Philips, Benjamin Bratt, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond
Canadian 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 Bolivia. 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.