MUMBAI: UTV’s channel World Movies, which showcases global cinema, has acquired director Steven Soderbergh’s film Che.
The film was nominated at Cannes for the Golden Palm this year. This four-hour-plus epic about Latin American revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara stars Benicio Del Toro in the title role, for which he won the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year.
The broadcaster says that Che is the first full cinematic rendition of the life of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader who has been and continues to be an inspiration for millions of people around the world. His stylized image is an ubiquitous countercultural symbol.
The movie is divided into two parts:
The Argentine – In 1956, Che and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilise an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.The film tracks Che’s rise in the Cuban revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.
Guerrilla – This is the story of Che’s Bolivian camp post the Cuban revolution and includes his journey to New York City in 1964 to address the United Nations.
UTV Entertainment Television Dilshad Master COO says, “It is the 80th anniversary of Che Guevara’s birth and also the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. It is the perfect movie to bring to our viewers and deliver on our promise of showcasing the latest blockbusters from around the world.
“Che by Steven Soderbergh is a breakthrough movie which has made it big at Cannes this year and clearly belongs on the World Movies platform. We will soon bring Che to our viewers in India, both theatrically and on World Movies.”
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