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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Buchman (screenplay)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (memoir "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War")
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Release Date:
24 January 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rebel, rebel- this film is heavy… See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Julia Ormond ... Lisa Howard

Benicio Del Toro ... Ernesto Che Guevara

Oscar Isaac ... Interpreter (as Óscar Isaac)
Pablo Guevara ... Dinner Guest #1
Franklin Díaz ... Dinner Guest #2
Armando Suárez Cobián ... Dinner Guest #3

Rodrigo Santoro ... Raúl Castro
María Isabel Díaz ... María Antonia

Demian Bichir ... Fidel Castro
Mateo Gómez ... Cuban Diplomat #1

Ramon Fernandez ... Héctor (as Ramón Fernández)

Yul Vazquez ... Alejandro Ramírez (as Yul Vázquez)
Jose Caro ... Esteban (as José Caro)
Pedro Adorno ... Epifanío Díaz

Jsu Garcia ... Jorge Sotús (as Jsu García)
Luis Alfredo Rodríguez Sánchez ... Rebel Messenger #1 (as Luis Rodríguez Sánchez)

Santiago Cabrera ... Camilo Cienfuegos
Roberto Santana ... Juan Almeida (as Roberto Luis Santana)
Vladimir Cruz ... Ramiro Valdés Menéndez

Marisé Alvarez ... Vilma Espín (as Marise Álvarez)
Jorge Perugorría ... Vilo (Juan Vitalo Acuña)

Elvira Mínguez ... Celia Sánchez

Unax Ugalde ... Vaquerito (Roberto Rodríguez)
Christian Nieves ... Oñate Cantinflás
Andres Munar ... Joel Iglesias Leyva (as Andrés Manuel Munar)
Liddy Paoli Lopez ... Quike Escalona (as Liddy Paoli López)
Francisco Cabrera ... Rebel Guide
Pedro Telémaco ... Eligio Mendoza (as Pedro Telemaco)
Milo Adorno ... Mario Leal (as Yamil Adorno)

Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Army Doctor

Alfredo De Quesada ... Israel Pardo

Roberto Urbina ... Guile Pardo
Juan Pedro Torriente ... Pedro Chape

Io Bottoms ... Make-Up Artist
Manuel Cabral ... Cuban Man at Bar #1
Oscar A. Colon ... Cuban Man at Bar #2 (as Óscar A. Colón)

Sam Robards ... Tad Szulc

Jay Potter ... Richard Hottelet

Stephen Mailer ... Paul Niven

René Lavan ... Cuban Diplomat #2 (as René Laván)

Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Otto (as Octavio Gómez Berrios)
Blanca Lissette Cruz ... María
Laura Andújar ... Laura

Georgina Borri ... Old Woman #1
Alejandro Renteria ... Umberto (as Alejandro Rentería)
Israel Lugo Graniela ... Omar
Bryant Huffman ... Cuervo
Xavier Antonio Morales ... Esteban's Accomplice
José Luis Gutiérrez ... Polo
Jon DeVries ... Sen. Eugene McCarthy (as Jon De Vries)
Leslie Lyles ... Partygoer #1

Meg Gibson ... Partygoer #2

Alex Manette ... Partygoer #3

Elvis Nolasco ... Partygoer #4
Sheridan Lowell ... Partygoer #5
Eugenio Monclova ... Emilio Cabrera
Luis Gonzaga Hernandez ... Lalo Sardiñas (as Luis Gonzaga Hernández)
Jose A. Nieves ... Dr. Julio Martínez Páez (as José A. Nieves)
Joksan Ramos ... Raúl Chibás
Javier Ortiz ... Felipe Pazos

Édgar Ramírez ... Ciro Redondo García (as Edgar Ramírez)
Luis Rosario ... Rebel Luis
Osmin Hernandez ... Gustavo (as Santa Fé Osmín Hernández)
Julio Cesar Morales ... Jesús (as Julio César Morales)
Leonardo Castro ... Army Medic
Oscar De La Fe Colon ... Bazooka Guy #1 (as Óscar De La Fé Colón)
Xaiex Arriaga ... Bazooka Guy #2

Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Secretary
P.J. Benjamin ... Captain Stanton

Al Espinosa ... Angry Demonstrator #1
Ana Maria Andricain ... Angry Demonstrator #2

Michael Countryman ... U.S. Ambassador Stevenson

Victor Rasuk ... Rogelio Acevedo
Jorge Armando ... Enrique Acevedo
Kahlil Mendez ... Leonardo Tamayo Núñez (as Kahlil Méndez)

Aris Mejias ... Carmen (as Aris Mejías)
Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz ... Ventriloquist (Albertico)

Armando Riesco ... Benigno (Dariel Alarcón Ramírez)
Othello Rensoli ... Pombo (Harry Villegas)
Victoria Espinosa ... Old Woman #2

Joe Urla ... Nicaragua Ambassador
Diego Arria ... Venezuela Ambassador

Omar Chagall ... Panama Ambassador (as Oscar Chagall)
Eduardo Cortés ... Sánchez Mosquera
Joaquín Méndez ... Faustino Pérez
Pablo Venegas Colón ... René Ramos Latour
Jerry Nelson Soto ... Nico Torres
Jose Brocco ... Ovidio Díaz Rodríguez (as José Brocco)

Norman Santiago ... Tuma (Carlos Coello)

Juan Carlos Arvelo ... Rolando Cubela
Roy Sánchez-Vahamondes ... Faure Chomón (as Roy Sánchez Vahamondes)
Yamil Collazo ... Enrique Oltuski
Alejandro Carpio ... Eloy Gutiérrez Menoyo
Andres Santiago Bravo ... Hermes Peña Torres (as Andrés Santiago Bravo)
Aurelio Lima ... Victor Bordón Machado

Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Aleida March
Alba Caraballo ... Aleida's Friend
Doel Alicea ... Oltuski's Messenger
Rafael Alvarez ... Lieutenant Pérez Valencia (as Rafa Álvarez)
Jose Cotte ... Dr. Fernández Mell (as José Cotte)
Naya Tanya Rivera ... Woman in Crowd
Néstor Rodulfo ... Miguel (Manuel Hernández Osorio)
Luis Alberto García ... Colonel Joaquín Casillas Lumpuy
Teofilo Torres ... Colonel Hernández (as Teófilo Torres)
Ernesto Faxas ... Fernández Suero
Ricardo Alvarez ... Antonio Jiménez (as Ricardo Álvarez)

Miguel Rodarte ... Man with Sledgehammer
Rafael Simón ... Rebel Messenger #2

Bruno Bichir ... Colonel Rojas
Gerardo Albarrán ... Police Officer
Guillermo Ríos ... Comandante Gómez Calderón
Victor Angulo Villacis ... Red Cross Worker
Fernando Gutiérrez Vargas ... Aide to Hernández
Ramiro Garza Balboa ... Man Greeting Che
Carmen Mahiques ... Cook at Cuban Embassy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Euriamis Losada ... Carlos
Jorge Alberti ... Soldier Hector (uncredited)
Fernando Arroyo ... Soldier (uncredited)
Javier Bellido Cintron ... Soldier Jose (uncredited)

Lou D'Amato ... U.N. Delegate (uncredited)
Dave Dyshuk ... Press Photogropher (uncredited)
Jonathan Fret ... Aleida's companion (uncredited)

Rebecca Merle ... Protestor at United Nations (uncredited)

Robert Myers ... U.N. Diplomat (uncredited)
Ragini Parmar ... Pakistan Ambassador (uncredited)
Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff ... U.N. Protester (uncredited)

Ramiro 'Ramir' Delgado Ruiz ... Wounded Rebel (uncredited)

Ken Sladyk ... Romanian Diplomat at U.N. (uncredited)
Susie Stewart Rubio ... Protester #2 (uncredited)
Bernat Tort-Ortiz ... Cuban Rebel (uncredited)

Guillermo Valedon ... David Salvador (uncredited)
Gerardo José Vega ... Cuban Rebel (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Buchman (screenplay)

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (memoir "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War")

Produced by
Belén Atienza .... executive producer
Álvaro Augustín .... executive producer (as Álvaro Augustin)
Pilar Benito .... associate producer
Laura Bickford .... producer
Frederic W. Brost .... executive producer
Brahim Chioua .... executive producer
Celia D. Costas .... line producer: New York (as Celia Costas)
Benicio Del Toro .... producer
Philip Elway .... executive producer
Gregory Jacobs .... executive producer
Álvaro Longoria .... executive producer
Vincent Maraval .... executive producer
Silvana Paternostro .... associate producer
Anna Roth .... line producer: Mexico
Cristina Zumárraga .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Alberto Iglesias 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Soderbergh  (as Peter Andrews)
 
Film Editing by
Pablo Zumárraga 
 
Casting by
Rodrigo Bellott 
J.C. Cantu 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Antxón Gómez 
 
Art Direction by
Laia Colet 
 
Set Decoration by
Pilar Revuelta 
 
Costume Design by
Bina Daigeler 
 
Makeup Department
Mariela Avilez .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Barbara Cantu .... key hair stylist
Gloria Pasqua Casny .... hair department head
Aurora Chavira .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Tere Chávez .... key hair stylist: Mexico
Heidi Remigio Colón .... hair stylist
Emilio Cortés .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Angel De Angelis .... key hair stylist: New York
Naomi Donne .... key makeup artist: New York (as Naomi Dunne)
Stephan Dupuis .... makeup artist
Luis David Esquivel .... makeup artist: Mexico
Raúl Esquivel .... makeup artist: Mexico
Antonio Garfias .... makeup artist: Mexico
Ofelia Gutiérrez .... makeup artist: Mexico
Katherine James .... makeup department head (as Kathrine James-Gibson)
Loretta James-Demasi .... assistant key makeup artist
Francisco Jaramillo .... makeup artist: Mexico
Loida E. Jeannot .... hair stylist (as Loida Jeannot)
Isaac Lanado Chavira .... makeup artist: Mexico (as Isaac Lañado Chavira)
Geraldine Lee .... makeup artist: Mexico (as Geraldine Lee Torres)
Ana López Puigcerver .... key makeup artist
Belén López Puigcerver .... key hair stylist (as Belén López-Puigcerver)
Rocio Nogueron .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico (as Rocio Noguerón)
Milagros Núñez .... hair stylist
Lucy Ortiz Melendez .... makeup artist (as Lucy Ortiz Meléndez)
Guadalupe Ramirez .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico (as Guadalupe Ramírez)
Marielena Ramirez .... makeup artist
Angel A. Rivera .... makeup artist
Paulina Selene Rodríguez .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Diana Roldos Ramos .... hair stylist
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist: Mr. Del Toro (as Gail Ryan)
Wilissa G. Ruiz Domínguez .... assistant hair stylist
Raúl Sarmiento .... key makeup artist: Mexico
Verónica Tannos .... assistant hair stylist: Mexico
Yolanda Rochelle Uribe .... makeup artist: Mexico
Frances Valley .... hair stylist
Dorcas Vázquez .... assistant hair stylist
Dominique Borrel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: Benicio Del Toro (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marian Briozzo .... post-production supervisor
Ellen Gordon .... production manager: PR (as Ellen S. Gordon)
Robin Le Chanu .... production manager
Elena Manrique .... production manager: Telecinco Cinema
Javier Ugarte .... post-production supervisor: Telecinco Cinema
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David M. Bernstein .... second assistant director: Mexico (as David Bernstein)
Marcos González Palma .... dga trainee
Yvette Gurza .... second assistant director: Mexico
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Lynne Martin .... additional second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director: New York (as Joe Reidy)
Jody Spilkoman .... second assistant director
Juan Esteban Suárez .... second second assistant director
Basti Van Der Woude .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Alfaro .... on set greens
Paul Alfaro .... set dresser
Tommy Allen .... property master: New York (as Tom Allen)
Carlos 'Carly' Antunez .... set dresser
Eddie Antunez .... set dresser
Nathaniel Arrocho .... assistant property master
Stuart Auld .... key scenic artist
Roberto Bonelli .... set designer
Charlie Bonilla .... construction foreman: Puerto Rico
Ezra Buenrostro .... assistant art director
Gladys Bustos .... assistant property master
Marsi Caraballo .... graphic designer
Fernando Carrion .... art department assistant (as Fernando Carrión)
Roxana Chapela .... construction coordinator
Rick Chavez .... assistant property master (as Rick Chávez)
Luis E. Colon Santiago .... foreman
Lizzie Cuello .... assistant art director
Juan Manuel de la Fuente .... greensman
Lizz Diaz .... art department assistant (as Lizz Díaz)
Alisarine Ducolomb .... art department coordinator
Jorge Fernandez .... property assistant (as Jorge Fernández)
Carlos Omar Fonseca .... art department assistant
Carlos Gamboa .... set designer
David J. Gonzalez .... assistant property master (as David J. González)
Alberto Hernández .... assistant property master
Juan Guallini Indij .... head greensman
Susan Kaufman .... set decorator: New York
Luis López-Baquero .... draft person (as Luis A. López-Baquero)
Luis E. Maldonado .... set dresser
Alejandra Martinez .... scenic foreman
Philippe Mayanobe .... assistant set decorator
Raquel Medina .... art department coordinator
Kristen Toscano Messina .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Philip Messina .... production designer: New York
Georgie Miranda .... second greensman
Monica Monserrate .... assistant set decorator
Joaquin N. Negron .... assistant property master (as Joaquín N. Negrón)
María Clara Notari .... supervising art director
Michael Panevics .... armourer
Armando Patino .... graphic designer: Mexico
Wilhem Perez .... painter
Andrew Petrotta .... property master (as Drew Petrotta)
Moises Pineda .... production buyer
Raquel Medina Rampolla .... art department assistant (as Raquel Medina)
Mariana Roca Iguina .... labor
Magali Sagarra .... leadwoman
Enid Soto-Mendez .... draft person (as Enid Soto-Méndez)
Ariel Valsagna .... sketch artist
Tom Warren .... art director: New York
Oscar A. Colom Cruz .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist
Óscar Barros .... dialogue editor
Antonio Betancourt .... sound mixer
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Mike Chock .... sound editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Martín García Blaya .... dialogue editor (as Martin Garcia)
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... supervising sound editor
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
Luis Antonio Landrau .... boom operator
Lucía Loiseau .... assistant dialogue editor
Lucía Loiseau .... assistant sound editor
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mark Mangini)
Diego Martinez Rodriguez .... sound editor
Diego Martínez .... dialogue editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Marc Orts .... dialogue mixer
Marc Orts .... dialogue pre-mixer
Marc Orts .... sound
Hiraldo Pino .... boom operator
Hiraldo Pino .... sound
Sheyla Pool .... adr recordist
Lisa Puerto .... production assistant
Rafael José Pérez Veve .... sound (as Rafael Jose Perez Veve)
Iñaki Sanchez-Elvira .... foley editor (as Ignacio Sanchez-Elvira)
Billy Theriot .... assistant sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Eduardo Valverde .... boom operator
Matt Coby .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Austin .... special effects foreman
Charlie Bonilla .... special effects technician (as Carlos Bonilla)
Charlie Bonilla .... special effects: Puerto Rico
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects technician (as Rich-e 'Duper' Cordobes)
Antonio Cornejo .... special effects technician: Mexico
Conor Coughlan .... special effects
Yves De Bono .... special effects foreman
John J. Downey .... special effects gangboss
Derrick Duran .... special effects technician: Mexico
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects coordinator: Mexico (as Jesus 'Chucho' Duran)
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects foreman: Mexico
Adrián Durán .... special effects technician: Mexico
Fermín Durán .... special effects technician: Mexico
Phil H. Fravel .... special effects technician
Eric Omar Gonzalez .... special effects technician
Ken Gorrell .... special effects
Werner Hahnlein .... special effects foreman
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects coordinator
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects technician
Heath Hood .... special effects technician (as Heath 'Tito' Hood)
Lee McConnell .... special effects technician (as Lee Alan McConnell)
Joe Pancake .... special effects technician
Ken Tarallo .... special effects technician
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects technician
Kenneth Van Order .... special effects technician
Chris L. Ward .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Luis Blasco .... compositor
Luis Blasco .... digital compositor
Francesco Campobasso .... senior 3D artist
Francesco Campobasso .... senior cgi artist
Ignacio Luis de Redin .... 3D artist
Aníbal del Busto .... digital compositor
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor
Sergio Garcia Abad .... computer graphics supervisor (as Sergio Garcia)
Javier García Plaza .... senior compositor
Úrsula García .... visual effects producer
Ñaña González .... senior compositor
Pablo Hernández-Meléndez .... matchmover
Pablo Hernández-Meléndez .... senior 3D artist
Patricia Martin .... trainee compositor
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Inma Nadela .... senior compositor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Ramón Ramos .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Rubén Sanz .... visual effects line producer
Rafa Solorzano .... visual effects supervisor
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator: New York (as George Aguilar)
Brian Brown .... stunts
Jordi Casares .... stunt coordinator
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt performer
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
Jeff Medeiros .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunt double:Benicio Del Toro
J.C. Robaina .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Paul Veluzat .... stunt driver
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt player (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jose Alvarado .... electrician
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer: New York
Emanuel Carrión .... electrician
Leslie Colombani .... gaffer (as Leslie Colombani Jr.)
Francisco Cordero .... grip (as Francisco 'Paco' Cordero)
Victor Cruz Cruz .... best boy grip (as Víctor Cruz)
Javier Cruzado .... additional grip
Deana DaSilva .... red camera: technical support
Sergio Delgado .... b camera first assistant
Gene Engels .... gaffer: New York
Alan Feshold .... grip
Gary Jay .... camera operator
Ivan Kadlec .... red camera: technical support
Laura Magruder .... still photographer
Santiago Benet Mari .... electrician
Abner Medina .... b camera second assistant (as Abner A. Medina)
Steven Meizler .... a camera first assistant
Frank Norris .... camera trainee
Juan Pablo Ojeda .... assistant camera
Raymond Orraca .... best boy electric
Angel Pastrana .... key grip (as Ángel Pastrana)
George Patsos .... key grip: New York
Marcos Pesquera .... grip (as Marcos 'Nacho' Pesquera)
Francisco Román .... grip (as Francisco J. Román)
Gilbert 'Gilo' Rosario .... a cam dolly grip (as Gilo Rosario)
Roxanna Santiago .... camera trainee
Naomi Villanueva .... a camera second assistant
Carlos Zayas .... epk videographer
Paul Toomey .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Patricia Alonso .... casting director: Puerto Rico
Ed Arenas .... casting: Florida
Beatriz Bartolomé .... casting assistant
J.C. Cantu .... casting associate
Sonia González Riera .... casting assistant
Genaro Hernandez .... casting assistant
Carla Hool .... casting director: Mexico
Eyra Aguero Joubert .... casting assistant
Eva Leira .... casting: Spain
Jesus Quinones .... casting assistant
Eliseo Ruiz .... casting assistant
Rodrigo Urbano .... casting associate
Francisco Veyro .... extras casting: Mexico
Ali Merhi .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Bakula .... costume tailor: NYC
Ana Cuerda .... costume supervisor
Anette Czagany .... key costumer
Katalina Iturralde .... costume aging assistant
Glenn Gregory Krah .... set costumer
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Edgar Molinos .... costumer
Pepo Ruiz Dorado .... aging artist
Gladyris Silva .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Matt Absher .... assistant editor
Corey Bayes .... assistant editor
Leigh Anne Bowles .... post-production coordinator
Jara Bustos .... editorial runner
Pascale Dillemann .... post production assistant
Yoya Fernández .... post-production assistant
Jimmy Fusil .... digital intermediate producer
Nat Jencks .... digital workflow
Nat Jencks .... first assistant editor
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate producer
David Kirchner .... associate editor
Naiara Martínez de Marigorta .... post production: Telecinco Cinema
Jesse Morrow .... on-line editor
Daniel Silverman .... digital imaging supervisor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Kirsten Stoffa .... assistant editor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Virginia Llera .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Benjamin Sutor .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Diego Balduque .... assistant score engineer
Javier Casado .... additional music arranger
Javier Casado .... music programmer
David Cerrejón .... assistant to composer
David Cerrejón .... music librarian
Chris Clad .... violin
José Luis Crespo .... score recording & mixing
Fiona Cruickshank .... assistant score engineer
Ana Eusa .... music executive producer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Alberto Iglesias .... conductor
Jake Jackson .... assistant score engineer
Jorge Magaz .... additional music arranger
Jorge Magaz .... music programmer
Javier Martín .... music executive producer
Charlotte Matthews .... assistant orchestral contractor
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader (as Perry Montague-Mason)
 
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... transportation coordinator: Mexico
Shane Greedy .... transportation coordinator
Luis A. Jurado .... transportation captain
Francisco 'Panchi' López-Franco .... assistant to picture car coordinator
Luis 'Cuba' Medina Sánchez .... driver
Manuel Paredes Murillo .... driver: cast
Alfonso Paredes .... driver
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation coordinator
Francisco Pancho Rosa .... cast driver
Erik Von Hof .... picture car department
 
Other crew
Jon Lee Anderson .... chief consultant
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... craft service coordinator
Ignacio Barsottelli .... research consultant: Mr. Del Toro (as Ignacio Barsotelli)
Julie Bernards .... payroll accountant
Rino Bonavita .... accountant
Clara Bottoms .... assistant: Mr. Del Toro
Leigh Anne Bowles .... assistant: Ms. Bickford
Karla Bukantz .... production coordinator: Mexico
Mariarosa Calderon .... assistant accountant
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Paola Cambo .... assistant location manager
Aarón I. Campos .... set production assistant
Marisa Castelo .... Spanish legal advisor
Rudy Coblentz Jr. .... second assistant accountant
Chic Daniel .... weapons consultant
María de Orduña .... location assistant
James D. Dever .... military technical advisor
Pascale Dillemann .... press and festival coordinator
Juan C. Dávila .... production assistant
Patricia Echevarría .... head of marketing: Telecinco Cinema
Vazquez Munoz Edric .... production assistant
David Fencl .... armorer
Rey Figueroa .... location scout
Rey Figueroa .... set location manager
Jan García .... business affairs
Jan García .... business affairs: Telecinco Cinema (as Jan García Jover)
Marga García .... marketing: Telecinco Cinema (as Marga García Rodríguez)
Luca Giammatteo .... business affairs: Telecinco Cinema
Lloret Gironés .... on-set production assistant
Pablo Guevara .... dialect coach: Mr. Del Toro
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Hannah M. Hinkel .... second assistant accountant
Jason Hinkel .... first assistant accountant
Joseph M. Horrigan .... consultant: athletic performance
Angela M. Illan .... housing coordinator
Ana C. Izquierdo .... production department: Telecinco Cinema (as Ana Izquierdo)
Kemel Jamis .... production assistant
Holly Kang .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh
Dan Knight .... epk director
Linda Juliana Lemos .... production assistant
Sonya Lunsford .... production controller
Michelle Malley-Campos .... production assistant
Mónica Martínez .... legal department: Telecinco Cinema
Beatriz Mayo .... controller
Neyda Johana Mercado .... assistant production coordinator
Richie Mestre .... production assistant
Tom Minder .... first assistant military advisor
Cristina Ramiro Monroy .... production assistant
Basilio Morales .... assistant animal wrangler
Sorely Muentes .... production assistant
Nacho Nolla .... accountant runner
Jedrek Oquendo .... production assistant
Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano .... business affairs
Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano .... business affairs: Telecinco Cinema
Sandra Ortiz Sánchez .... assistant: Ms. Bickford
Daniel Pollack .... location scout
Lisa Puerto .... production assistant
Jorge Pupo .... adr loop artist
Carolina Pérez .... business affairs: Telecinco Cinema (as Carolina Pérez Richard)
Alejandro de Quesada .... historical consultant
Gemma Rawsthorne .... production accountant
Giancarlo Rebella .... location assistant: Puerto Rico
Vivian Rebella .... assistant location manager
Deborah Ricketts .... footage researcher
Alfredo R. Robles Rodriguez .... production assistant
Misael Rodriguez-Quijano .... production assistant
Horacio Rodríguez .... assistant location manager
Jesús A. Romero .... production assistant
Chuck Rousseau .... armorer
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Coraly Santaliz .... script supervisor
Antonio Luis Santiago .... animal wrangler
Alan Shaterian .... research consultant: Mr. Del Toro
Jacobo Souviron .... legal department: Telecinco Cinema
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Zack Stoff .... research assistant
Manuel Sánchez Ballesteros .... general manager: Telecinco Cinema
Quay Terry .... assistant military advisor
Sofia Tirado .... location manager
Karen S. Uphoff .... assistant location manager
Alejandro Uriegas .... location assistant
Axel Uriegas .... on-set production assistant
Fernando Uriegas .... location manager
José R. Varona .... on set medic
Eric Vega .... production coordinator
Nacha Zurinaga .... travel coordinator
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach (uncredited)
Pablo Goldbarg .... language consultant (uncredited)
Weston Scott Higgins .... assistant military advisor (uncredited)
J.P. Pettinato .... consultant to producers (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mercedes de Andrés .... the producers wish to thank
Arancha R. De Buen .... the producers wish to thank
Cristóbal García .... the producers wish to thank
Álvaro Gil Delgado .... the producers wish to thank
Pierre Godeau .... the producers wish to thank
Juan Gordon .... the producers wish to thank
Raquel Gómez-Cambronero .... the producers wish to thank
Jorge Martí Peña .... the producers wish to thank
César Mogo .... the producers wish to thank
Juan Moscoso .... the producers wish to thank
Gary Ross .... the producers wish to thank
Miguel Ángel San Antonio .... the producers wish to thank
Pedro Uriol .... the producers wish to thank
Fernando Vallarino .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Also Known As:
"The Argentine" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (working title)
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Runtime:
134 min
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The film is a tribute to the Marxist notion of advancement through two conflicting ideas, known as dialectics, with its division into halves, with two tempos, two color schemes, two aspect ratios and two approaches to chronology. Each half focuses on a different revolution, both fundamentally the same in theory but vastly different in outcome.See more »
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Anachronisms: There is a running camera shot at the UN of national flags, the current Canadian flag is displayed but it was first introduced in 1965, the movie scene is suppose to take place in 1964.See more »
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Ernesto Che Guevara:Homeland or death!See more »
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Referenced in Revolutions (2011)See more »
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Oru de Igbodú Para Yemayá: ObataláSee more »

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Why does Che tell his men to take the car back to its owner at the end of Part 1?
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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Rebel, rebel- this film is heavy…, 30 January 2009
Author: Jack` Harding from United Kingdom

He was a revolutionary fighter, a doctor, a social philosopher and a martyr who turned to armed warfare as a 'necessary' means of stamping out the foreign complexities, poverty and injustice that had bled South America for centuries. He was a Marxist, a writer, a guerrilla and a diplomat who rose to prominence as a leader of Fidel Castro's radical '26th of July Movement': a left wing political party that launched an armed invasion of Cuba rapt on toppling U.S backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. This historical revolt: the focal point of director Steven Soderbergh's enduring, coarse and superbly crafted part one of two biopic. A sometimes bitty, sometimes brilliant hand-held epic that succeeds in its failure to fall into the consumer culture camp that's exploited Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's image now for so long.

Steven Soderbergh refrains, then, from counteracting the magnitude of Che: Part One's dense political platform by ramping up the fireworks. This wont appeal to mainstream viewers. This is not a Cuban Braveheart. This is not some twisted Scarface prequel. There will be no post-movie pop-art. Che: Part One is an intelligent and vital take on the man behind the myth not a balls-to-the-wall action spectacle blaring with blood, bullets and CGI. It's a thorough and naturalistic treatise on iconic human drive and endeavour that infrequently shuttles between monochrome and Technicolor, between Che Guevara's 1964 delegation at the UN headquarters and time spent trudging through the Cuban jungle.

If your understanding of certain political ideals and movements are, at best, hazy- then it's best to steer clear of this one. You're likely are likely to find the first serving of Soderbergh's four-and-a-half-hour, two part political epic a little confusing. This ain't no Hollywood funded, slick and stylish, over-dramatic chronicle concerned with entertainment or income. This isn't 'Defiance' or 'Valkrye'. This is a well-researched, claustrophobic and paced political drama (shot in Spanish) where spurts of action, violence and humour are few and far between. Imagine Oliver Stone's 'Salvador' by the way of Terrance Mallick's 'The Thin Red Line': fragmented, anti-mainstream and very heavy-going.

The bravura Benicio Del Toro stars as Che and is quite excellent. He delivers a focused and unwavering performance worthy of a thousand accolades: his finest since '21 Grams'. The fact that Del Toro is fluent in Spanish also helps, as does a rallying and unknown supporting cast that work well as a low-key ensemble. It's all about Del Toro, though. His insurgent, intense and convincing Che is one marred by crippling bouts of asthma yet defined by a burning desire to educate and reform- to put his litigious beliefs into action and unite Latin America.

With Che: Part One, the diligent Steven Soderbergh has found his blend of realism and narrative, documentary and drama. As an avid Che fan and reader of his books and biographies, there is little doubt in my mind that this monumental work will stand as the first piece in the definitive two part screen portrait of one the twentieth century's most iconic, yet largely uncharted, political figures.

Final Verdict: While lesser films wallow in the limelight, Che: Part One stirs understated in the shadows seemingly content with the fact that it wont appeal to all, or many. Steven Soderbergh has crafted a very loyal and well-made biopic. One that demythologises, one that educates, one that excels and ensues Walter Salle's soul-searching Che preface: The Motorcycle Diaries.

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