A pretty well made historical feature on Che Guevera's work in Bolivia. He comes across as being so ideological it's almost naive, but he had a clear goal in mind in lifting the standard of living for the lowliest member's of the impoverished society. Almost a mercenary, he was a fine leader, but didn't have the support of the general population in Bolivia as he seemed to in Cuba. Benecio Del Toro does a fine job as Che.
Grand conclusion to Steven Soderbergh's epic 4.5 hour masterpiece about the Cuban revolutionary, centering on his failed Bolivian campaign and ultimate execution. Benecio del Toro well deserved his Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Was that Matt Damon in an un-credited Spanish-speaking role?
Part two of Ernesto "Che" Guevarra's life as a revolutionary. Sad to see how he was used by Fidel Castro. His courage and determination to make South America a better place to live. Giving healthcare, education, economics, etc to the people of this continent who have so long been deprived of the basic necessities of life.
A good story of his life and death,I learnt a lot.
Down side is its totally subtitles,even though I see several USA actors taking parts.
great flick, but not as good as part 1
Here's Che's Bolivian Folly, a doomed and (from the film's perspective) totally misjudged attempt to foster revolution without the support of locals and against the secret involvement of the CIA. Again, we see an undifferentiated band of guerrillas struggle in the woods with Benicio del Toro standing by as Che. After watching the two parts, I can't say I have been made to understand Che's charisma, his pop culture cachet, even his status as a revolutionary hero. Instead, we have two grimy war movies (albeit often beautifully filmed) with no character development.
Balibo - Thank you, this is a moment in time I remember. The facts and filming were so spot on. I look forward to seeing full presentation.