Puerto Rican, Benicio Del Toro Interprets Che In new film


Benicio Del Toro, known for his powerful dramatic portrayals stars in  Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s  labour of love

Che A Revolutionary Life.

Part one is already in theaters here on the island. Check out this link for a theater near you: Caribbean Cinemas

My understanding is that, at least here on the island, it is in Spanish. I think the film was made entirely in Spanish though I imagine they would have an English version.
Listen to this powerful trailer at IFC Entertainment ( Click Here ).
November 26, 1956; led by Fidel Castro (Demian Bichir), a band of 80 rebels sails to Cuba. Among these young rebels is Argentine physician, Marxist, soldier, Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Benicio Del Toro). Nation-less, strapped for resources and fueled only by determination, the group engages in swift, bloody battle to free the Cuban people from the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che and his soldiers wrestle the nation’s resources and affection from Batista’s grasp. Though considered a hero by some, Che becomes a hugely controversial figure. At the height of his fame and power, he disappears. Entering South America incognito, Che recruits another band of guerilla fighters in the harsh Bolivian jungles. They embark upon a mission to spark revolution throughout Latin America.

Benicio Del Toro was declared best actor for his portrayal of Che Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s Che.

Benicio del Torro Wins Best Actor Award in Cannes

Del Toro, Soderbergh Defend ‘Che’

Benicio del Toro and Steven Soderbergh talk about their epic ‘Che,’ a biopic about the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. (Oct. 9)

Here are some other trailers:

CHE: Teaser Trailer – Part 1 In Cinemas Jan 1, Part 2 Feb 20

Che (Part 1 & Part 2) UK Premiere

For my Spanish speaking readers:

En esta semana se estrena en Puerto Rico la película Che de Steven Soderbergh. El Puertorriqueño Benicio del Torro protagoniza magistralmente al Che, de nuevo enalteciendo al pueblo de Puerto Rico con su talento. ¡Gracias, Benicio! por esparcir el amor y el agradecimiento a la figura del Che que supo defender la dignidad de la libertad del hombre, especialmente de los sufridos del mundo. Como sabemos el Che sigue siendo un fermento de semillas de liberacion en America Latina y el mundo.   El Che, creó una nueva visión de un Mundo Nuevo, de una sociedad donde los seres humanos se miden por su capacidad de vivir la justicia, la confraternidad y la solidaridad con los oprimidos. El Che es ejemplo de un Nuevo Hombre entregado a una “educación como práctica de la libertad ” (1)  para una nueva humanidad.

  1. (1) Pablo Freire Educación Como Práctica de Libertad
  2. Pablo Freire

Elida Rodríguez Morales

Anyone that has seen the movie is invited to leave their impressions below in the comments area.


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3 Responses to “Puerto Rican, Benicio Del Toro Interprets Che In new film”

  1. Chuleta Says:

    Benicio Del Toro to me is one of the most amazing and talented actors of all times. I put him on my elite list with Jose Ferrer, Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins and others. Sadly his talent here in the US is so underrated most likely because he is Latino. With Steven Soderbergh behind the camera, this has got to be a MUST SEE film. It saddens me to see so many superb Indie movies go unrecognized here in the US.

    As soon as I see it, I will definitely give my review!

    Thank you,

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