El Che


1h 36m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Documentary retraces Guevara's life and political career, beginning with his youth in 1950's Argentina, when he set out on the road, writing travel diaries, poetry, and stories. His wanderings through the Andes, Patagonia, Peru, and the Chilean desert informed his identity not as a citizen of one na

Film Details

Also Known As
Che
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Canal Plus Belgium; Canal Plus Spain; Eurimages; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Documentary retraces Guevara's life and political career, beginning with his youth in 1950's Argentina, when he set out on the road, writing travel diaries, poetry, and stories. His wanderings through the Andes, Patagonia, Peru, and the Chilean desert informed his identity not as a citizen of one nation but as a Latin American. Following his medical studies, he left Argentina forever, dedicating his life to fighting imperialism, poverty, and social injustice throughout the continent.

Film Details

Also Known As
Che
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Canal Plus Belgium; Canal Plus Spain; Eurimages; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States December 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (in competition) in Havana December 1-11, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain (Open Zone) September 18-27, 1997.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain (Open Zone) September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (in competition) in Havana December 1-11, 1998.)