Che: Part One


2h 17m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Che Guevara and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the US-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Film Details

Also Known As
Argentine, The, Che, Che - 1ère partie - L'Argentin, Che Guevara
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Mexico; Puerto Rico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Synopsis

Che Guevara and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the US-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Cast

Benicio Del Toro

Julia Ormond

Oscar Isaac

Jorge Perugorria

Leonardo Castro

Demián Bichir

Al Espinosa

Jose Cotte

Armando Riesco

Jose A Nieves

Rene Lavan

Alba Caraballo

Bruno Bichir

Edgar Ramirez

Miguel Angel Suarez

Jon Devries

Laura Andujar

Luis Rosario

Rafael Simon

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Jose Caro

Pablo Guevara

Ana Maria Andricain

Maria Isabel Diaz

Othello Rensoli

Elvira Mfnguez

Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz

Julio Cesar Morales

Alfredo De Quesada

Victoria Espinosa

Ernesto Faxas

Pablo Venegas Colon

Mateo Gomez

Eduardo Cortes

Jerry Nelson Soto

Rodrigo Santoro

Kahlil Mendez

Leslie Lyles

Sam Robards

Bryant Huffman

Ricardo Alvarez

Santa Fe Osmin Hernandez

Jorge Armando

Octavio Gomez

Pedro Telemaco

Alejandro Carpio

Roy Sanchez Vahamonde

Xavier Antonio Morales

Victor Rasuk

Teofilo Torres

Pedro Adorno

Joe Urla

Aris Mejias

Meg Gibson

Doel Alicea

Joaquin Mendez

Blanca Lissette Cruz

Catalina Sandino Moreno

Xaiex Arriaga

Elvis Nolasco

Jose Luis Gutierrez

Roberto Urbina

Vladimir Cruz

Gerardo Albarran

Andres Santiago Bravo

Norman Santiago

Guillermo Rios

Jsu Garcia

Roberto L Santana

Luis Rodriguez Sanchez

Victor Angulo Villacis

Oscar De La Fe Colon

Israel Lugo Graniela

Christian Nieves

Nestor Rodulfo

Eugenio Monclova

Yamil Adorno

Juan Carlos Arvelo

Diego Arria

Santiago Cabrera

Yul Vazquez

Magali Sagarra

Lead Man

Carmen Mahiques

Juan Torriente

P J Benjamin

Jay Potter

Unax Ugalde

Yamil Collazo

Alejandro Renteria

Aurelio Lima

Ramon Fernandez

Joksan Ramos

Armando Suarez Cobian

Ramiro Garza Balboa

Stephen Mailer

Luis Alberto Garcia

Michael Countryman

Francisco Cabrera

Oscar Colon

Andres Munar

Manuel Cabral

Sheridan Lowell

Io Bottoms

Fernando Gutierrez Vargas

Marist -lvarez

Rafa Alvarez

Jose Brocco

Liddy Paoli Lopez

Euriamis Losada

Alex Manette

Franklin Diaz

Georgina Borri

Naya Rivera

Luis Gonzaga

Miguel Rodarte

Javier Ortiz

Crew

Matt Absher

Assistant Editor

Damien Achilles

Stunt Coordinator

Eyra Aguero

Extras Casting Assistant

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Jose Martin Ahumada

Location Assistant

Tom Allen

Property Master

Sergio Almanza

Production Assistant

Emmanuel Almontes

Props

Jesus Almontes

Props

Patricia Alonso

Casting Director

Pedro Castillo Altamirano

Swing Gang

Jose Alvarado

Electrician

Armando Amador

Production Accountant

Jon Lee Anderson

Consultant

Nathan Arocho

Props Assistant

Belén Atienza

Executive Producer

-lvaro Augustin

Executive Producer

Mariela Avilez

Hair Stylist

K C Bailey

Photography

Jose Manuel Ballesteros

Caterer

Oscar Barros

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ignacio Barsotelli

Consultant

Corey Bayes

Assistant Editor

Rodrigo Bellott

Casting

Pilar Benito

Associate Producer

Raul Esquivel Bernal

Makeup Artist

Julie Bernards

Accountant

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Antonio Betancourt

Sound Mixer

Laura Bickford

Producer

Larry Blake

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Larry Blake

Supervising Sound Editor

Larry Blake

Post-Production

Rino Bonavita

Accounting Assistant

Roberto Bonelli

Concept Artist

Charlie Bonilla

Special Effects Technician

Ricardo Hernandez Bortolini

Grip

Clara Bottoms

Assistant

Clara Bottoms

Post-Production Assistant

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Leigh Anne Bowles

Assistant

Leigh Anne Bowles

Post-Production Coordinator

Marian Briozzo

Post-Production Supervisor

Frederic W. Brost

Executive Producer

Clive Brown

Construction Coordinator

Peter Buchman

Screenplay

Ezra Buenrostro

Assistant Art Director

Karla Bukantz

Production Coordinator

Gladys Bustos

Assistant Property Master

Jara Bustos

Production Assistant

Mariarosa Calderon

Accountant

Jana Camacho

Production Assistant

Paola Cambo Diaz

Assistant Location Manager

Aaron I Campos

Set Production Assistant

Barbara Cantu

Hair Stylist

J.c. Cantu

Casting

Rigoberto Carmona

Other

Paul Carr

Adr Mixer

Emmanuel Carrion

Electrician

Fernando Carrion

Production Assistant

Charles Carter

Post-Production Assistant

Jordi Casares

Stunt Coordinator

Gloria Pasqua Casny

Hair

Jose Castellanos

Electrician

Cruz Castillo

Set Production Assistant

Hugo Cervantes

Costumer

Roxana Chapela

Construction Coordinator

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Teresa Chavez

Hair Stylist

Aurora Chavira

Hair Stylist

Isaac Lanado Chavira

Makeup Artist

Brahim Chioua

Executive Producer

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Armando Suarez Cobian

Dialect Coach

Laia Colet

Art Director

Leslie Colombani

Gaffer

Francisco Cordero Malave

Grip

Antonio Cornejo

Special Effects Technician

Manolo Corrales

Foley

Emilio Cortes

Hair Stylist

Celia D. Costas

Line Producer

Milagros Nunez Cruz

Hair Stylist

Victor Cruz Cruz

Best Boy Grip

Lizzie Cuello

Assistant Art Director

Ana Cuerda

Costume Supervisor

Andrea Cuevas

Production Assistant

Arturo Curiel

Transportation Coordinator

Hector Curiel

Transportation Captain

Anette Czagany

Costumer

Sabina Daigeler

Costume Designer

Chic Daniel

Consultant

Deanan Dasilva

Camera

Daniel Daza

Photography

Juan De La Fuente

Greensman

Chris De La Torre

Production Assistant

Maria De Orduna

Location Assistant

Angel Deangelis Haiko

Hair Stylist

Daniela Del Campo

Swing Gang

Carla Del Manzano

Costumer

Javier Del Rio

Location Assistant

Benicio Del Toro

Producer

Benicio Del Toro

Other

Javier Delgado

Costumer

Sergio Delgado

Camera Assistant

Loretta James Demasi

Makeup Artist

Sgt. Maj. James D. Dever

Technical Advisor

Franklin Diaz

Dialect Coach

Lizz Diaz

Production Assistant

Pascale Dilleman

Post-Production Assistant

Jose Ruiz Dorada

Costumer

Antoine L. Douaihy

Unit Production Manager

Axel Uriegas Duarte

Set Production Assistant

Alisarine Ducolomb

Art Department Coordinator

Naomi Beth Dunne

Makeup Artist

Stephan Dupuis

Makeup Artist

Adrian Duran

Special Effects Technician

Derrick Duran

Special Effects Technician

Fermin Duran

Special Effects Technician

Jesus Duran

Special Effects Supervisor

Deb Dyer

Production Accountant

Rich E. Cordobes

Special Effects Technician

Philip Elway

Executive Producer

Gene Engels

Gaffer

Luis David Esquivel

Makeup Artist

Miguel Falquez-certain

Interpreter

Jesus Manuel Farfan

Swing Gang

Jorge Fernandez

Props Assistant

Yelin Fernandez

Interpreter

Yoya Fernandez

Post-Production Assistant

Alan Feshold

Grip

Rey Figueroa

Location Scout

Carlos Fonseca

Production Assistant

Fabiola Fortuno

Production Assistant

Phil Fravel

Special Effects Technician

Louise Frogley

Costume Designer

Ricardo Gallarzo

Transportation Captain

Carlos Adalid Gamboa

Set Designer

Martin Garcia

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Antonio Garfias

Makeup Artist

Juan Carlos Garrido

Production

Linda Juliana Garrido

Production Assistant

Ana Lloret Girones

Set Production Assistant

Antxon Gomez

Production Designer

David J Gonzalez

Assistant Property Master

Eric Gonzalez

Electrician

Eric Omar Gonzalez

Special Effects Technician

Guillermo Gonzalez

Office Runner

Jesus Gonzalez

Best Boy Electric

Pedro Gonzalez

Best Boy Grip

Ricardo Gonzalez

Transportation Coordinator

Ruben Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Steven Gonzalez

Location Assistant

Jose Ruben Gonzalez D

Generator Operator

Ellen S Gordon

Unit Production Manager

Ken Gorrell

Special Effects Technician

Lindsay Graham

Casting Assistant

Francisco Veyro Guerrero

Extras Casting Assistant

Jorge Guerrero

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ernesto Guevara

Source Material

Pablo Guevara

Dialect Coach

Pedro Guilloty

Costumer

Yvette Gurza

Assistant Director

Gabriel Gutierrez

Supervising Sound Editor

Ofelia Gutierrez

Makeup Artist

Manuela Hahnlein

Special Effects Assistant

Werner Hahnlein

Special Effects Foreman

Kate Hallahan

Interpreter

Kevin Hannigan

Special Effects Supervisor

Alberto Hernandez

Props Assistant

Andre Hernandez

Accountant

Daniel Hernandez

Swing Gang

Javier Hernandez

Costumer

Marina Hernando

Production Assistant

Jonn Herzberger

Special Effects Technician

Kevin Hindley

Researcher

Jason Hinkel

Accounting Assistant

G Heath Hood

Special Effects Technician

Carla Hool

Casting Director

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Joe Horrigan

Consultant

Alberto Iglesias

Original Music

Angela M Illan

Coordinator

Katalina Iturralde

Costumer

Gregory Jacobs

Assistant Director

Gregory Jacobs

Executive Producer

Katherine James

Makeup

Francisco Jaramillo

Makeup Artist

Denisse Jardon

Costumer

Ismael Jardon

Costume Supervisor

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

Loida Jeannot

Hair Stylist

Nat Jencks

Assistant Editor

Nat Jencks

Digital Effects

Luis Jurado

Transportation Captain

Ivan Kadlec

Camera

Venus Kanani

Casting Associate

Holly Kang

Assistant

Susan Kaufman

Set Decorator

David Kirchner

Associate Editor

Dan Knight

Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Argentine, The, Che, Che - 1ère partie - L'Argentin, Che Guevara
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Mexico; Puerto Rico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 12, 2008

Released in United States Winter January 9, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at New York Film Festival (playing with Soderbergh's "Guerilla" and listed together as "Che") September 26-October 12, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala, playing with Soderbergh's "Guerilla" and listed together as "Che" and also playing by itself as "Che Part 1") October 15-30, 2008.

Based on the book "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War" by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara; published by Ocean Press December 1, 2005.

Parts One and Two will be released as one film in New York City and Los Angeles (one week Oscar qualifying run) December 12, 2008.

IFC Films acquired North American distribution rights at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Part one of Soderbergh's Che Guevara story. Part two is titled "Guerrilla."

Released in United States December 12, 2008 (one week Oscar qualifying run; New York City and Los Angeles)

Released in United States Winter January 9, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Galas, playing with Soderbergh's "Guerilla" and listed together as "Che") October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at New York Film Festival (playing with Soderbergh's "Guerilla" and listed together as "Che") September 26-October 12, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala, playing with Soderbergh's "Guerilla" and listed together as "Che" and also playing by itself as "Che Part 1") October 15-30, 2008.)