Benicio Del Toro in Che

Director Steven Soderbergh’s fight to get Che released in the U.S. is looking tougher than the title character’s fight against the Cuban dictatorship. But shouldn’t stop you from checking out this YouTube clip of Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara.

The trailer is without subtitles so it’s tough to get a real feel for what the film will be like, but Del Toro, as always, looks like he is bringing the appropriate intensity to the character. He won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for the part.

Che is having a hard time finding someone to back it, largely because it clocks in over 4 hours. The issue Soderbergh faces is the same Quentin Tarantino has faced with Grindhouse, the film is too long as a single feature,  but no company wants to release it as two separate films. The one thing I don’t want to see is a shortened film that will compromise the integrity of Che Guevara’s story.

Would you rather see Che cut into two parts or go with a Return of the King-esque film?


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