Rent Che: Part 1 (2008)

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Synopsis:
Partly based on his own memoirs (Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War), Che: Part One follows Ernesto Che Guevara's transformation from humble physician to military leader during the Cuban Revolution, depicting his eventual overthrowing of the repressive Batista regime. Meticulously researched and containing intense and realistic depictions of guerrilla warfare, this is a captivating portrait of one of the most controversial figures of the Twentieth Century. An astounding and moving story of one man's belief and the events that would eventually shape him into becoming a legendary symbol of rebellion and hope.
Actors:
, , , , Franklin Díaz, Armando Suárez Cobián, , , , , , , , Pedro Adorno, , , , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Peter Buchman, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2008 Cannes Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2009
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive Interview With Steven Soderbergh
  • Behind The Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2009
Run Time:
269 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive interview with Steven Soderbergh
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Exclusive interview with Benicio del Toro
  • Interview with Alberto Iglesias (composer)
  • Interview with Jon Lee Anderson (author of 'Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life')
  • Trailers

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Reviews (3) of Che: Part 1

Be warned, matchsticks required - Che: Part 1 review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
14/10/2009

I am used to watching subtitled films so the thought of watching parts one and two I felt undaunting, however nothing prepared me for the death defyingly slow story line that ensues. David Lean would have cropped an hour of the total of these two films and you might be left with a great film. The acting and camera work are superb. This I feel was intended to be a big political statement on behalf of a great man but turns out an endless tramp through jungle with politics as the conversation piece.

I normaly love this type of film but it fell far short of expectation.

The extra added problem is awaiting part two to arrive this does not make a difficult film easy.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Epic In Every Sense - Che: Part 1 review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2009

Tackling the enigma of Che was a huge risk for Soderbergh. A labour of love for Del Toro, the finished article is a faithful historical epic, with a fine lead performance. As a film it is fractured, uneven and jumps around. It demands dedication from the viewer and although I enjoyed certain segments, it feels bloated and is difficult to recommend to many.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Fair Tribute to Noble Revolutionary - Che: Part 1 review by CV

Spoiler Alert
10/03/2021

Contrary to the reviews I have just read, I quite appreciated this leisurely documentary style portrayal of Che Guevara. I found the detailed incidents: the interaction with individuals of the public and the comradely relationship with his fellow revolutionaries quite informative and gave rounding to the character of the man. The drama held my attention throughout and the switch to black and white sequences for newsreel scenes was very effective. The film is also in Spanish, as the director says, to avoid the irony of revolutionaries speaking the same language of the imperialists they are opposing! The director has deliberately omitted details of Guevara's private life which also kept the film distinctive from Hollywood forms. I'm looking forward to Part 2.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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