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CHE


Year: 2008
USA: IFC Films
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Demian Bichir, Elvira Miquez, Santiago Cabrera, Jorge Perugorria, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Rodrigo Santoro, Franka Potente, Lou Diamond Phillips, Julia Ormond, Yul Vazquez, Maria D Sosa, Raúl Beltran, Raúl 'Pitin' Gómez, Paty M Bellott, Othello Rensoli, Norman Santiago, Joaquim de Almeida, Pablo Duran, Ezequiel Diaz, Juan Salinas, Luis Munoz, Lorenzo Ariel Munoz, Antonio Peredo, Aaron Vega, Giraldo Moises, Nestor Rodulfo, Kahlil Mendez, Ruben Ochandiano, Cristian Mercado, Roberto Guilhon, Carlos Acosta, Edgardo Rodriguez, Armando Riesco, Jose Juan Rodriguez, Daniel Larrazabal, Wilder Salinas, Jimmy A Cespedes, Eitan Vazquez, Óscar Aviles, Ruben Salinas, Daniel Aguirre, Miguel Villarroel, Diego Ortiz, Jorge Arturo Lora, Marise Alvarez, Marc-Andre Grondin, Carlos Bardem, Eduardo Espinosa, Eduard Fernandez
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Countries: Spain / France / USA
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 257 mins
USA Rated: Unrated
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and infrequent bloody war violence
(Part 1)
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent strong war violence and language (Part 2)
USA Release Date: 9 January 2009 (Limited Release - opens in 2 parts)
UK Release Date: 2 January 2009 (Part 1 = 126 mins)
UK Release Date: 20 February 2009 (Part 2 = 127 mins)
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UK Distributor

Synopsis

On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro (Demian Bichir) sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), 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 guerilla warfare. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people.

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 intent on spreading the spirit of revolution across Latin America.

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.










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