Che: Part Two

January 24th, 2009


Che: Part Two

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Still of Franka Potente, Carlos Bardem, Jorge Perugorría and Juan Salinas in Che: Part TwoStill of Benicio Del Toro in Che: Part TwoDemián Bichir at event of Che: Part TwoStill of Franka Potente in Che: Part TwoStill of Benicio Del Toro and Steven Soderbergh in Che: Part TwoStill of Benicio Del Toro in Che: Part Two

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.9/10 (13,439 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro

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.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen

Demián Bichir - Fidel Castro
Rodrigo Santoro - Raúl Castro
Benicio Del Toro - Ernesto Che Guevara
Catalina Sandino Moreno - Aleida March
María D. Sosa - Aleidita
Raúl Beltrán - Bolivian Customs Agent #1
Raúl 'Pitín' Gómez - Bolivian Customs Agent #2
Paty M. Bellott - Woman at Airport
Othello Rensoli - Pombo (Harry Villegas Tamayo)
Franka Potente - Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
Norman Santiago - Tuma (Carlos Coello)
Joaquim de Almeida - President René Barrientos
Pablo Durán - Pacho (Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca)
Ezequiel Diaz - Loro (Jorge Vázquez Viaña) (as Ezequiel Díaz)
Juan Salinas - Polo (Apolinar Aquino Quispe)


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 24 January 2009

Filming Locations: Huelva, Andalucía, Spain

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Che: Part One and this film were screened combined at the Cannes Film festival 2008 under the title "Che".

Revealing mistakes: When the Bolivian troops are about to ambush the guerrillas crossing the river, you can see, that the machine guns belt is holding bullets with primers that have already being fired. The firing pin imprint on the cap is clearly visible.

Ernesto Che Guevara: To survive here, to win... you have to live as if you've already died.

User Review

Notes From An Argentinean plus a Personal Confession

Rating: 10/10

I love cinema so what I'm about to confess embarrasses me deeply. I had given a thumbs down to "Che, Parts 1 and 2" without having seen the film. Terrible I know. But I felt into a trap perpetrated by...who? I don't really know but there has been a negative word of mouth that spread like wild fire and, no matter how smart I think I am, I fell into it. But, thankfully, I bumped into an Argeninean film director, Martin Donovan, a man I love and admire. When I told him I wasn't going to see it because I knew the film was a failure he looked at me as if he was ready to punch me right on the face and Donovan is a pacifist! He took me aside and told me how much he loved the film and why. I went to see both parts straight away and, "Che, part 1 and 2" is the best film I've seen in 2008. It is, of such purity that it will remind you of the work of some of the great masters of the past. The regard for its audience is something that we're not used to anymore. I don't know if we ever were. Riveting, moving, without concessions and Benicio del Toro is just extraordinary. We can see his soul, we can actually perceive it. The humanity of the man is overwhelming. So, thank you Martin Donovan once again for educating me so honestly. Bravo Del Toro, Bravo Soderbergh and everyone involved in this landmark film. Don't commit the mistake I was about to commit. Go see it, now, on the big screen


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