Che: Part Two (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Che: Part Two (2008)
  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 13,859 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | History | War
  • Release Date: 24 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 135 min
  • Filming Location: Huelva, Andalucía, Spain
  • Budget: $40,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Stars: Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro and Benicio Del Toro
  • Original Music By: Alberto Iglesias   
  • Soundtrack: Balderrama
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Bolivia | Army | Guerrilla | Bolivian Army | La Paz Bolivia

Writing Credits By:

  • Peter Buchman (screenplay) and
  • Benjamin A. van der Veen (screenplay)
  • Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (Bolivian Diary)

Known Trivia

  • Benicio Del Toro chose Ryan Gosling to play Benigno ‘Beni’ Ramírez. Gosling met with the real Ramirez and learned some Spanish to prepare for role. But delays during pre-production caused Gosling to drop out of the project.
  • Although Benicio Del Toro was always considered the absolute first choice to headline this film, Val Kilmer was considered as a secondary option to play Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara if Del Toro had not been available.
  • Che: Part One and this film were screened combined at the Cannes Film festival 2008 under the title “Che”.
  • Was the first feature-length movie to be shot with the Red One Camera.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When the Bolivian troops are about to ambush the guerrillas crossing the river, you can see, that the machine guns belt is holding bullets with primers that have already being fired. The firing pin imprint on the cap is clearly visible.

Plot: In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia. Full summary »  »

Story: In 1965, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara resigns from his Cuban government posts to secretly make his latest attempt to spread the revolution in Bolivia. After arriving in La Paz, Bolivia late in 1966, by 1967, Che with several Cuban volunteers, have raised a small guerrilla army to take on the militarist Bolivian movement. However, Che must face grim realities about his few troops and supplies, his failing health, and a local population who largely does not share his idealistic aspirations. As the US supported Bolivian army prepares to defeat him, Che and his beleaguered force struggle against the increasingly hopeless odds.Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)  

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Synopsis: Fidel Castro on TV is reading a letter from Che Guevara, so we are left to grasp why Che is about to leave his family and his wife to go to Bolivia to start another revolution, this is 1966, and, in disguise, he flies to La Paz. Here he meets with two or three other revolutionaries and catches the bus, changes to a jeep and eventually arrives at a broken down old shed, far enough away from civilisation to start his insurrection. Soon he is joined by Tania another revolutionary and they go further into the jungle. Still, they go further into the jungle to a point where Che believes he can begin his campaign.

But, running out of provisions and medicines his band has to make connections with La Paz and now the Bolivian President Barrientos begins to make moves against the group, not knowing that Che is the leader. With apparent American help, the army is soon onto Che, so now we see Che hunted down, the local people are unhelpful and there’s a desperate hunt for food. So he has to go wandering in yet more jungle & in familiar territory, more often having to hide from search aircraft – all the while being slowly encircled until hes caught, after being shot in the thigh. Now, justice is swiftly carried out by Sergeant Teran.

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Produced By:

  • Belén Atienza known as executive producer
  • Álvaro Augustín known as executive producer
  • Pilar Benito known as associate producer
  • Laura Bickford known as producer
  • Frederic W. Brost known as executive producer
  • Brahim Chioua known as executive producer
  • Benicio Del Toro known as producer
  • Philip Elway known as executive producer
  • Gerardo Guerra known as line producer: Bolivia (as Gerardo Guerra Velasco)
  • Gregory Jacobs known as executive producer
  • Alvaro Longoria known as executive producer (as Álvaro Longoria)
  • Vincent Maraval known as executive producer
  • Silvana Paternostro known as associate producer
  • Cristina Zumárraga known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Demián Bichir known as Fidel Castro
  • Rodrigo Santoro known as Raúl Castro
  • Benicio Del Toro known as Ernesto Che Guevara
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno known as Aleida March
  • María D. Sosa known as Aleidita
  • Raúl Beltrán known as Bolivian Customs Agent #1
  • Raúl 'Pitín' Gómez known as Bolivian Customs Agent #2
  • Paty M. Bellott known as Woman at Airport
  • Othello Rensoli known as Pombo (Harry Villegas Tamayo)
  • Franka Potente known as Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
  • Norman Santiago known as Tuma (Carlos Coello)
  • Joaquim de Almeida known as President René Barrientos
  • Pablo Durán known as Pacho (Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca)
  • Ezequiel Diaz known as Loro (Jorge Vázquez Viaña) (as Ezequiel Díaz)
  • Juan Salinas known as Polo (Apolinar Aquino Quispe)
  • Luis Muñoz known as Serapio Aquino Tudela
  • Lorenzo Ariel Muñoz known as Camba (Orlando Jiménez Baznán)
  • Antonio Peredo known as Coco (Roberto Peredo Liegue)
  • Aarón Vega known as Ricardo (José María Martínez Tamayo)
  • Giraldo Moisés known as Braulio (Israel Reyes Zayas)
  • Jorge Perugorría known as Joaquin (Juan Vitalo 'Vilo' Acuña)
  • Néstor Rodulfo known as Miguel (Manuel Hernández Osorio)
  • Kahlil Mendez known as Urbano (Leonardo Tamayo Núñez) (as Kahlil Méndez)
  • Rubén Ochandiano known as Rolando (Eliseo Reyes Rodriguez)
  • Cristian Mercado known as Inti (Guido Peredo Liegue)
  • Roberto Guilhon known as Ernesto (Freddie Maymura Hurtado) (as Roberto Guilhón)
  • Carlos Acosta known as Antonio Domínguez Flores
  • Edgardo Rodríguez known as Arturo (René Martínez Tamayo)
  • Armando Riesco known as Benigno (Dariel Alarcón Ramirez)
  • José Juan Rodríguez known as Moro (Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja)
  • Daniel Larrazábal known as Ñato (Julio Luis Méndez Korne)
  • Wilder Salinas known as Julio
  • Jimmy A. Céspedes known as Eustaquio (Lucio Edilberto Galván Hidalgo)
  • Eitán Vázquez known as Salustio Choque Choque
  • Óscar Avilés known as Pedro (Antonio Jiménez Tardio)
  • Rubén Salinas known as Paco (José Castillo Chávez)
  • Daniel Aguirre known as Aniceto Reinaga
  • Miguel Villarroel known as Carlos
  • Diego Ortiz known as Willy (Simón Cuba Saravia)
  • Jorge Arturo Lora known as Chapaco (Jaime Arana Campero)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips known as Mario Monje
  • Marisé Alvarez known as Vilma Espín
  • Marc-André Grondin known as Régis Debray
  • Carlos Bardem known as Moisés Guevara
  • Eduardo Espinosa known as El Vallegrandino
  • Eduard Fernández known as Ciro Algarañaz
  • Antonio de la Torre known as Lieutenant Carlos Fernández
  • Marco Antonio known as Plainclothes Policeman
  • Luis Bredow known as Honorato Rojas
  • María Cristina Calá known as Honorato's Wife
  • Edison Narváez known as Pablito (Francisco Huanca)
  • Óscar Jaenada known as Darío (David Ardiazola)
  • Bart Santana known as Daniel (Pastor Barrera Quintana)
  • Raúl Núñez known as Eusebio Tapia Arune
  • Jesús Carrillo known as Vicente Roeabado Terrazas
  • Gastón Pauls known as Ciro Bustos
  • José Julio Park known as Chino (Juan Pablo Chang)
  • Juan Carlos Vellido known as Major Hernán Plata
  • Raúl Arévalo known as Captured Soldier #1
  • Daniel Holguín known as Captured Soldier #2
  • Sergio Deustua known as Captured Soldier #3
  • Yul Vazquez known as Alejandro Ramírez
  • Tom Minder known as American #1
  • Andrew Petrotta known as American #2 (as Drew Petrotta)
  • Frederic W. Brost known as American #3
  • Geischglin Rojas known as Padilla
  • Jordi Mollà known as Captain Mario Vargas
  • Stephen Casmier known as Captain Mitchell
  • James D. Dever known as Major Ralph 'Pappy' Shelton (as Jim Dever)
  • Roberto San Martín known as Captain Gary Prado
  • Mark Umbers known as George Roth
  • Luis Callejo known as Bolivian Interrogator
  • Matt Damon known as Fr. Schwartz
  • Eduard Sanjines known as Reporter #1
  • Diego Salazar known as Reporter #2
  • René Aragón known as Reporter #3
  • Pedro Casablanc known as Colonel Joaquín Zenteno
  • Tomás del Estal known as General Alfredo Ovando Candía
  • David Zambrana known as Chingolo
  • Flavio Morales known as Soldier Playing Possum
  • José María Piñeda known as Hiding Soldier
  • Mónica Montoya known as Store Owner
  • Saúl Avila known as Coca Vendor
  • Miguel Antelo known as Prado's Radio Operator
  • David Selvas known as Lieutenant Colonel Andrés Selich
  • Jesús Carroza known as Eduardo
  • César Salgado known as Guard at Door
  • Martín Bello known as Bolivian Soldier
  • Vismark Tito Rojas known as Lieutenant Eduardo Huerta
  • Enrique Arce known as Lieutenant Carlos Pérez
  • Christian Esquivel known as Sergeant Mario Terán (as Cristhian Esquivel)
  • Anthony Amodeo known as U.N. Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Benjamín Benítez known as Rudolfo (uncredited)
  • Antonio Pardo known as Ranger Boliviano (uncredited)
  • Jason Rivera known as Un delegate (uncredited)
  • Naeem Uzimann known as Indian Diplomat (uncredited)
  • Steven Weisz known as News Cameraman (uncredited)

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  • Marcelo Antezana known as assistant makeup artist: Bolivia
  • Leni Ballon known as assistant makeup artist: Bolivia (as Leni Ballón)
  • Chicha Blanco known as makeup artist
  • Leonor Cartagena known as assistant hair stylist: Bolivia
  • Jorge De La Reza known as assistant hair stylist: Bolivia
  • Oscar del Monte known as special makeup effects supervisor
  • Nacho Díaz known as special makeup effects supervisor
  • Silvia Grande known as hair stylist
  • Ana López Puigcerver known as key makeup artist
  • Belén López Puigcerver known as key hair stylist
  • Carolina Madera known as makeup artist
  • Francisco Martínez known as hair stylist
  • Kantay Melgarejo known as assistant makeup artist: Bolivia
  • Irene Navarro known as hair stylist
  • Gema Peña Garro known as makeup artist (as Gema Peña)
  • Sergio Pérez known as hair stylist
  • Irene Rodríguez known as makeup artist
  • Maria José Rodríguez known as assistant hair stylist: Bolivia
  • Gail Rowell-Ryan known as hair stylist: Mr. Del Toror (as Gail Ryan)
  • Martín Sanabria known as makeup artist (as Martín Sanabría)
  • Alicia Teruel known as assistant hair stylist
  • Sonia Teruel known as hair stylist
  • Ana Urosa known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Tommy Allen known as property master: New York
  • Paulo Aranda known as props: Bolivia
  • Ivan Bejarano known as props
  • Elena Calvo known as props assistant
  • Gary Cergol known as art department coordinator
  • Rick Chavez known as assistant property master
  • Abariss Culjak known as set dresser
  • Boris Fernandez known as set dressing/props production assistant
  • Derrick Kardos known as additional graphic designer: props
  • Laura Laviña known as assistant property master
  • Laura Musso known as set decorating department assistant
  • Laura Musso known as set decorator assistant
  • Angela Nahum known as assistant decorator
  • Michael Panevics known as armourer
  • Andrew Petrotta known as property master
  • Amparo Piñeiro known as art department assistant
  • Mark Pollard known as graphic artist: New York
  • Iñaki Rubio known as key props buyer
  • Rodney Sterbenz known as on-set dresser: New York
  • Richard Tenewitz known as construction coordinator: New York
  • Oscar Troitiño known as stand-by painter
  • Richard Tenewitz known as construction coordinator (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • Wild Bunch (presents)
  • Telecinco (co-production)
  • Laura Bickford Productions (co-production)
  • Morena Films (co-production)
  • Ministerio de Cultura
  • Guerrilla Films
  • Londra Films P&D

Other Companies:

  • -12 db SL  post-production sound services (as -12 dB Madrid)
  • 1 Force  military technical advisors
  • 103 Todd-AO Estudios  adr recorded at (as 103 Todd-AO Studios)
  • 103 Todd-AO Estudios  re-recorded at
  • AdeQ Historical Archives & Services  historical photographs
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  score recorded at (as Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall)
  • Arsenal  consultant
  • Cata Studios  score mixed at (as Cata Studios Madrid)
  • Cata Studios  score recorded at (as Cata Studios Madrid)
  • Estudios Exa S.A.  adr recorded at (as Exa Studios Madrid)
  • Estudios Exa S.A.  foley recorded at (as Exa Studios Madrid)
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  ADR Facility
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  adr recorded at (as Goldcrest Post Production)
  • IndieClear  script clearance
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Isobel Griffiths Limited  orchestral contractor
  • Nuncle  typefaces developer
  • Ovide B S  accessories
  • Pacific Title  titles
  • Pro Audio  adr recorded at (as Pro Audio La Paz)
  • RLM  music executive producer
  • RLM  music management
  • Red Digital Cinema  camera equipment provided by
  • Red Led Studios  score recorded at (as Red Led Studios Madrid)
  • Sound One  adr recorded at
  • Soundtrack  ADR Facility
  • Soundtrack  trailer
  • Southern Sun  lighting
  • Swelltone Labs  re-recorded at
  • Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting  extras casting New York
  • Technicolor  release printing
  • Technicolor  post-production services
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Audio Visual Enterprises (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • BIM Distribuzione (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Bazuca Films (2009) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Filmware International (2009) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • IFC Films (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Londra Films P&D (2009) (Bolivia) (theatrical)
  • Morena Films (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Nikkatsu (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Optimum Releasing (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • URD Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Benelux (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • E1 Entertainment (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Europa Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore (2009) (Italy) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2010) (Germany) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Plan 9 FX (special makeup effects)
  • El Ranchito (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Ignacio Luis de Redin known as 3D artist
  • Aníbal del Busto known as digital compositor
  • Eduardo Díaz known as digital compositor
  • Sergio Garcia Abad known as computer graphics supervisor (as Sergio Garcia)
  • Úrsula García known as visual effects producer
  • Ñaña González known as senior compositor
  • Pablo Hernández-Meléndez known as senior 3D artist
  • Inma Nadela known as senior compositor
  • Guillermo Orbe known as compositing supervisor
  • Guillermo Orbe known as digital compositor
  • Ramón Ramos known as digital compositor
  • Thorsten Rienth known as digital compositor
  • Rubén Sanz known as visual effects line producer
  • Rafa Solorzano known as visual effects supervisor
  • Carlos Trijueque known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Trujillo known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • France 21 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Canada 10 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • USA 7 October 2008 (New York Film Festival)
  • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • UK 25 October 2008 (London Film Festival)
  • USA 1 November 2008 (AFI Film Festival)
  • Cuba 7 December 2008 (Havana Film Festival)
  • USA 12 December 2008 (limited)
  • United Arab Emirates 15 December 2008 (Dubai International Film Festival)
  • USA 24 January 2009
  • France 28 January 2009
  • Japan 31 January 2009
  • Canada 20 February 2009 (limited)
  • Ireland 20 February 2009
  • UK 20 February 2009
  • Spain 27 February 2009
  • Finland 26 March 2009 (limited)
  • Netherlands 2 April 2009
  • Portugal 2 April 2009
  • Hong Kong 4 April 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
  • Norway 17 April 2009
  • Sweden 17 April 2009
  • Belgium 22 April 2009
  • Finland 24 April 2009
  • Italy 30 April 2009
  • Austria 1 May 2009 (Vienna)
  • Bulgaria 8 May 2009
  • Bolivia 28 May 2009
  • Argentina 18 June 2009
  • Spain 24 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 29 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Romania 10 July 2009
  • Germany 23 July 2009
  • Austria 24 July 2009
  • Ukraine August 2009
  • Australia 1 August 2009 (Melbourne International Film Festival)
  • Denmark 8 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Iceland 10 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Taiwan 11 September 2009
  • Brazil 18 September 2009
  • Australia 1 October 2009
  • Panama 23 October 2009
  • Hungary 15 October 2010 (DVD premiere)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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