Theatrical Release Date: 31 Dec 2008
Home Ent. Release Date: 28 Jun 2009
The first film in Steven Soderbergh’s two-part Che Guevara epic tracks the charismatic revolutionary as he joins Fidel Castro’s band of Cuban exiles and journeys to the island on a leaky boat in 1956. From these humble beginnings, the small team of rebels mobilise popular support and recruit an army which will ultimately topple the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista, while Che himself undergoes a transformation from a simple doctor to one of the most iconic political figures of the modern age. 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.