Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh delivers this ambitious and sprawling biopic of one of the 20th century's most influential political figures. This is the full, unabridged version of CHE and comprises THE ARGENTINE and GUERILLA.
Part One: A labour of love for Academy Award-winning director, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven), Che features a career defining performance from Benicio Del Toro (Sin City, Traffic) in the title role which won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes film festival 2008.
The first film in Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che Guevara epic tracks the charismatic revolutionary as he joins Fidel Castro's band of Cuban exiles and journeys to the island on a leaky boat in 1956. From these humble beginnings, the small team of rebels mobilise popular support and recruit an army which will ultimately topple the U.S. friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista, while Che himself undergoes a transformation from a simple doctor to one of the most iconic political figures of the modern age.
Part Two: Following the success of the Cuban Revolution, Che Guevara is at the peak of his fame and power when he vanishes without a trace. Resurfacing some time later in the jungles of Bolivia, Guevara sets about recruiting a new band of insurgents to help him spread the revolutionary message across the rest of Latin America. But as the Bolivian government and the CIA close in on him, this will prove to be his most dangerous campaign yet.
The second part of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's epic two part war movie charting the life of Che Guevara, Che Part Two sees Benicio Del Toro once again taking up the role of the iconic revolutionary.