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Get to know the man on the posters and t-shirts
on 22 December 2014
I watched the first part of this film when I bought the set, but it took me 4 years before I finally got around to watching part 2. Thankfully the films are separate to each other so you don't really have to watch them in order or one after the other.
Part one deals with the rise of Che and the overthrow of the Government which is by far the better of the 2 films. The second part deals with his time in Bolivia and his attempts to mobilise and train a Guerrilla movement to overthrow the Bolivian government. I didn't really feel that the film moved forward. It was interesting to see how he struggled to keep the group together and prevent some infighting and at the same time peasants he was trying to help were turning against him through fear of reprisals from police and military. You get the feeling that the country perhaps wasn't ready for a revolution at that time.
I have absolutely no interest in politics and don't fully understand the different regimes, but you do get a flavour of what Che was trying to achieve. If you want to go back further in his life to try and understand him a little better, I would recommend the motorcycle diaries.
The Blu-ray quality is superbly clear and sub-titles are easy to read regardless of what was on-screen at the time. The audio was perfectly acceptable using TV speakers.