Che (2008) [The Criterion Collection #496]
A Film by Steven Soderbergh
2xFull BluRay + 3xDVD9 NTSC | part 1: 134 mins + part 2: 135 mins | Booklet -> 23 Mb | 93,96 Gb + 22,23 Gb
Audio: Spanish (for details see below) + English Commentary track | Subtitles: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, History | 4 wins | Spain, France, USA
Far from a conventional biopic, Steven Soderbergh’s film about Che Guevara is a fascinating exploration of the revolutionary as icon. Daring in its refusal to make the socialist leader into an easy martyr or hero, Che paints a vivid, naturalistic portrait of the man himself (Benicio del Toro, in a stunning, Cannes-award-winning performance), from his overthrow of the Batista dictatorship to his 1964 United Nations trip to the end of his short life. Composed of two parts, the first a kaleidoscopic view of the Cuban Revolution and the second an all-action dramatization of Che’s failed campaign in Bolivia, Che is Soderbergh’s most epic vision.