Controversial film, Che – El Argentino, opens everywhere in the next coming weeks and locally as of now,Â it willÂ show specificallyÂ in two theaters in South Florida. I know that this movie will really push the buttons of lots of Miami residents, being that like 90 percent of Miami is of Cuban decent and well…yeah. I really have no opinion, but I head the movie was getting decent reviews from what I know, but you can make your own determinations. If you areÂ interested in seeing the film, it will be showing at the following two theaters at their respective dates…
Cosford Cinema (University of Miami) on 1/16/2008
Miami Beach Cinematheque (South Beach) on 1/23/2008
Part One – On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto “Che” Guevara, a young Argentine idealist and doctor who shares a common goal with Fidel Castro – to overthrow the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
Che proves himself an indispensable fighter, and quickly grasps the art of guerrilla warfare. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. THE ARGENTINE tracks Che’s rise in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.
Part Two – After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution.
The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.