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Nearly 40 years after Che Guevara's execution in Bolivia, director Steven Soderbergh retraces the life of the iconic Cuban revolutionary in this nearly four-and-a-half-hour saga. Steven Soderbergh begins on November 26, 1956, as Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir) sails into Cuban waters with 80 rebels in tow. Among those rebels is Argentine doctor Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), a man who shares Castro's dream of overthrowing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the struggle gets under way, Guevara proves an indispensable part of the revolution due to his firm grasp on the concepts of guerilla warfare. Guevara is heartily embraced by both his comrades and the Cuban people, and quickly rises through the ranks to become first a commander, and ultimately a revolutionary hero. Benicio Del Toro of the saga begins with Guevara at the absolute peak of his fame and power. Disappearing suddenly, Guevara subsequently resurfaces in Bolivia to organize a modest group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits in preparation for the Latin American Revolution. But while the Bolivian campaign would ultimately fail, the tenacity, sacrifice, and idealism displayed by Guevara during this period would make him a symbol of heroism to followers around the world. Steven Soderbergh and Benicio Del Toro were screened together as Che at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, and also received a limited theatrical release under that same title in U.S. theaters later that same year. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 2008


Awarded by
Cannes Film Festival Benicio Del Toro Best Actor 2008 Winner


Benicio Del Toro
as Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Demián Bichir
as Fidel Castro
Santiago Cabrera
as Camillo Cienfuegos
Jorge Perugorría
as Joaquin
Edgar Ramirez
as Ciro Redondo
Victor Rasuk
as Rogelio Acevedo
Armando Riesco
as Benigno
Catalina Sandino Moreno
as Aleida Guevara
Rodrigo Santoro
as Raul Castro
Unax Ugalde
as Little Cowboy
Yul Vázquez
as Alejandro Ramirez
Carlos Bardem
as Moises Guevara
Joaquim de Almeida
as Barrientos
Eduard Fernández
as Ciro Algaranaz
Marc-André Grondin
as Regis Debray
Óscar Jaenada
as Dario
Kahlil Mendez
as Urbano
Matt Damon
as Guest
Jordi Mollà
as Capt. Vargas
Ruben Ochandiano
as Rolando
Julia Ormond
as Lisa Howard
Gastón Pauls
as Ciros Bustos
Lou Diamond Phillips
as Mario Monje
Franka Potente
as Tania
Mark Umbers
as Roth
Antonio Peredo
Othello Rensoli
Elvira Mínguez
as Celia Sanchez
Vladimir Cruz
Cristian Mercado
Elvira Mínguez
as Celia Sanchez


Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
Benicio Del Toro
Bill Pohlad
Laura Bickford
Benicio Del Toro
Steven Soderbergh
Peter Buchman
Peter Andrews
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Pablo Zumarraga
Antxon Gomez
Production Designer
Clara Notari
Art Director
Pilar Benito
Associate Producer
Alvaro Longoria
Executive Producer
Belen Atienza
Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer
Alvaro Augustin
Executive Producer
Brahim Chioua
Executive Producer
Frederic W. Brost
Executive Producer
Andreas Schmid
Executive Producer
Greg Jacobs
Executive Producer
Philip Elway
Executive Producer
Antxon Gomez
Set Designer
Bina Daigeler
Costume Designer
Pilar Revuelta
Set Decorator
Aitor Berenguer
Sound/Sound Designer
Antonio Betancourt
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Vernieu
Greg Jacobs
Second Assistant Director
Larry Blake
Sound Editor
Cristina Zumarraga
Line Producer