Che

Che

           Che – Part 1: Revolución
               Genre: Drama, Biography, History
               South America, revolution, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Guerrilla
  Steven Soderbergh’s two-part film about the legendary guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara is not a hollywoodeskes biopic: neither is in the ambitious task to an epic that’s long been a pop icon has become the main character glorifies and perpetuates so the myth of the noble freedom fighter, nor The film is emotional cinema, the emotional appeal to its viewers with a dramatic plot, and to identify invites. Instead, put the versatile American director in his audience very definitely a reflection distance by the argumentative structure of his film by the tense exchange of different – even between color and black and white iridescent – time levels dialectical charges. Even acts of war are as yet broken through the reading of Che’s Cuban revolution diary. However, CHE – Revolución, the first part of the film thoughtfully restrained portraits not only serious and theoretically, but also sensual concrete. Minutely it will contain the various stages of the Cuban struggle for freedom traced, beginning with the disastrous landing on the Caribbean island in December 1956, continues in the strategically important battles in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra and ultimately in the long, in the end victorious battles at the City of Santa Clara flows, leading to the flight of the dictator Batista. Ernesto Guevara (Benicio del Toro) rise from the expedition doctor who operated on wounded, to the selfless courage and relentless fight fellow comandante, executed the marauding deserters can be, taking place this rather unspectacular. Che presents itself as an equal among equals, which is led by a strong sense of justice and will remain in his revolutionary practice always committed to his ideals. It is this inner strength and willpower, which express themselves in Che’s constantly acting, his discipline and tenacity have Soderbergh interested. And he believes that this purity widerspiegle most clearly in the simple lifestyle of the jungle warrior. Che in turn, speaks in his diary, but also in a 1964 interview with a journalist from the New York Times of the crucial psychological effects in the revolutionary struggle for freedom and justice: To know what one is fighting, Che Guevara lives on a daily basis. Ideals and practices are in line with him and in this he is a role model and teacher. Che’s utopian spirit of the dreams of liberation all over America and strongly articulated in a speech before the United Nations in New York shows, both to advance its political isolation and his tragic failure in the Bolivian jungle. (Wolfgang Nierlin)
  Title: Che – Part 1: Revolución Country of production: U.S., Spain Production year: 2008 Length: 126 (Min.) Published at: Universum Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 0886975169399 (# ) Extras: None

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