Jan 7 - Jan 9, 2005
Directed by Walter Salles
Rated R, 126 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Paladin & Auctioning Off Park City
This is a beautifully wrought account of the dawning of the social conscience of one of the 20th centuries most romanticized revolutionaries. Brazilian director Walter Salles, filmed in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela to recreate the 8 month trip through South America taken in 1952 which opened the eyes of a 23 year old Argentine medical student who would become the charismatic Che. The film makes rich use of its beautiful location. It is a revelation of intelligent and artful story telling without being politically didactic and reveals a humanity found in few movies.
The best picture of the year! It takes us on an extraordinary, emotional journey, with sights and sounds we have never seen before. - Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
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