Che - 3 dvd set - Che Part One and Che Part Two - Director approved special edition - 2008 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. 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.
Che paints a vivid, naturalistic portrait of the man himself (portrayed by Benicio del Toro in a stunning, Cannes-award-winning performance), from his overthrow of the Batista dictatorship to his 1964 United Nations trip to the end of his short life. The first part is a kaleidoscopic view of the Cuban Revolution and the second an all-action dramatization of Che's failed campaign in Bolivia. The third disc offers "Making Che" a new documentary, interviews with participants in and historians of the Cuban Revolution and Che's Bolivian campaign, End of a Revolution - a short documentary made in Bolivia right after Che's execution in 1967, "Che" and the Digital Cinema Revolution! - an original video piece looking at the RED camera and its effect on modern film production and deleted scenes.
Part One is 135 minutes and Part Two is 136 minutes. Both are in black and white and color and in Spanish with English subtitles. Unrated, but rated PG in Canada.
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