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EL CHE, INVESTIGATING A LEGEND

  • Maurice Dugowson
  • Feature film
  • 1997
  • 90'

Che Guevara, the man in the beret with the star, 'the man with the beauty of an archangel", embodies one of the strongest myths of the 20th century, a combination of saint and adventurer, somewhere between Don Quixote and a latter -day Jesus Christ. In his relations with Fidel Castro, he is the hero of a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions. Che Guevara became a symbol of an entire generation. Today he is a myth. Some still draw inspiration from him. Others condemn him, sometimes bitterly. For all, he is a subject of controversory and passion. This fascinating film examines the myth including: - his voyages of discovery through Latin America, - the meeting with Fidel Castro, when an instantaneous friendship was born, - his travels around the world as Cuba's ambassador, sent by Castro to meet Krushchev, Nasser, Nehru, Tito, Mao... - his day as a victorious leader of guerrilla warfare and a cold -blooded revolutionary, - his various disguises worthy of a Hollywood thriller, - the disastrous episode in the Congo, - and his tragic end at Bolivia at the age of 39.

  • DIRECTOR

    Maurice Dugowson

  • CO-PRODUCER

    Cinétévé - IDELGO KOMUNIKAZIOA
    With the participation of Canal+ (France, Spain,Belgium) of EURIMAGES, of the CNC of the Procirep of RAI, and of Euskal Telebista.

  • LENGTH

    90'

  • SUPPORT LOCATION

    35mm

  • LANGUAGES

    Française - Anglaise

  • AWARDS

    SELECTIONS
    Festival International de cin�m� de Santo Domingo 2002
    Toronto Latino Film and Vid�o Festival 2002
    La Cita Festival international Cin�ma et Culture de l'Am�rique Latine 1998
    6 �me French Film Festival, Universit� de Virginie, USA 1998
    Festival de San Sebatien 1997
    7�me International Oslo Film Festival 1997


  • AUTHOR

    Pierre Kalfon, Maurice Dugowson

  • CREW

    Editing : Joseph Licide
    Sound : Jean Louis Valero

  • CAST

    Interviews : Jean-Pierre Clerc, Jannette Habel, Pierre Kalfon
    Commentaries : Jean-Claude Dauphin
    Consulting : Patrick Rotman

    Music : Jorge Arrigada

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