Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A very professional revolutionary

Caught Che, Part 1 today. It was surprisingly enjoyable for a biopic. What was also surprising was the film's focus on Che Guevara's practical talents as a doctor, soldier, commanding officer and "revolutionary manager". The frequent jump-cutting to Guevara's address of the UN showed his familiar revolutionary side, but the rest of the film shows his skill at more down-to-Earth activities. I have to note that Benicio del Toro is a convincing Guevara, both in physical appearance and inhabiting the character. Anyway, very enjoyable, and a great companion piece to The Motorcycle Diaries from a few years ago.

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