Che: El argentino - Part I (Che: The Argentine)
- Original title
Che: El argentino
- Running time
- 128 min.
- United States
Peter Buchman (Autobiography: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara)
Benicio del Toro, Demian Bichir, Elvira Mínguez, Jorge Perugorría, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Vladimir Cruz, Unax Ugalde, Rodrigo Santoro, Oscar Isaac, Yul Vazquez, Edgar Ramirez, Julia Ormond, Alfredo De Quesada, Jsu Garcia, Armando Riesco, Ramon Fernandez
Co-production United States-France-Spain; Wild Bunch, Morena Films, Laura Bickford Productions, Section Eight
Drama. Action | Biography. Cuban revolution. 1950s
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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. This 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.
2008: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Benicio del Toro)
: Cannes Film Festival Best Actor (Benicio from Toro)
: Goya Awards: Best Actor (Benicio del Toro)
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
: Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Film
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