Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary


1h 34m 1996

Brief Synopsis

October 9, 1967: Che Guevara is executed by the Bolivian Army (aided by the CIA). Guevara's diary, a detailed personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this portrait of one of the most compelling figureheads of the 20th century. Che's relationsh

Film Details

Also Known As
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
INTL/FILM

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

October 9, 1967: Che Guevara is executed by the Bolivian Army (aided by the CIA). Guevara's diary, a detailed personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this portrait of one of the most compelling figureheads of the 20th century. Che's relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his battle with asthma, and his pain upon the death of comrades are recounted. Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these final days testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals (and the sins of others). It is not the least bit ironic that the image of his handsome, bearded corpse, surrounded by smug army officers, recalls that of the martyred Christ, flanked by Roman soldiers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
INTL/FILM

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 25, 1997

Released in United States September 4, 1996

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (International Forum) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.

color

dialogue English and Spanish

subtitled

subtitled English

rtg MPAA NONE

Released in United States April 25, 1997 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 4, 1996 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1996