Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara’s diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile eleven-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait. Che’s relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his constant battle with asthma and his distress at the death of his comrades is recounted. Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these final days coupled with narrations from Che’s actual diaries testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals. This is an enlightening insight into the real history of a revolutionary icon.
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Powerful, uncompromising look at the final days of Che Guevera. A true revolutionary, and an idealist for the rights of the poor. It took the combined forces of the CIA directed Bolivian government and over 2000 troops to bring and end to Che and two dozen revolutionaries. Yet, now his name shines above the negative connotation of the CIA and past US imperialism. Go Figure.
It makes one realize, which I never even remotely have, how pathetic and forlorn Che' Guevara's revolutionary effort was. Eating monkeys, parrots and living a rejected life, while in vain trying to inspire a revolutionary fire among the peasants surrounding them, who only turned them in over and over. A sad and self imposed tragedy.
Great movie. Really interesting that the US and Russia did not want him around.