Part 1 of Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara saga stars Benicio Del Toro as the legendary Argentine revolutionary. The film opens with Che as one of the important figures in the growing Cuban rebellion led by Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir). The movie charts how the two successfully built an underground army large enough to successfully overthrow the government of Fulgencio Batista. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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The acting in this movie was superb, but the narrative really sugar-coats Guevara's and Castro's ruthlessness. Che himself executed many middle class Cubans on the way to Havana (never even hinted at in the film), even when they assisted the revolutionaries. His role in the Cuban intervention in Angola is not covered at all in the film-- Castro knew that Che was a threat. It goes to rounding out the complexity of the character- while on the march in Cuba, Che NEVER bathed or washed his clothes, even when the opportunity presented. His men called him 'el chancho' (the pig). If you really want to get a balanced view of this important man, don't rely only on this movie for the truth. I'd highly recommend Motorcycle Diaries to understand his early years and how he morphed from a gentle Argentine med student to a revolutionary terrorist. And there are several books that deal with a balance of the good AND the evil in the man.