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Get a Bootleg Look at Benicio Del Toro in Che

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?

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at TalkHoops.net as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (www.myspace.com/theadamlee)

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