Two New French Posters for Soderbergh's Che Double Feature
We've just stumbled across two beautiful new posters for Steven Soderbergh's Che double feature. We should probably start referring to each film individually, because these posters are already split up. They're both too exquisite to be reduced in size and placed side-by-side, so I'm featuring each of them in full below. I don't think these movies need an introduction anymore given that we've had numerous discussions about them. However, I can guarantee that this is only just the beginning in regards to marketing and promotion for Che. Until we get more from the American side of things, feast your eyes on these two beauties.
I am a bit annoyed that they're using the girl, Aleida Guevara (played by Catalina Sandino Moreno), to sell the first film - The Argentine. She is important to Che's life (he eventually marries her), but she only really shows up half-way through the movie (or even later than that, if I can recall correctly). It's not a big problem, but the movie is much less about her and more about everything else Che does during that Cuban revolution in 1956. Also a special thanks to IMPAwards.com for digging these two posters up!
Che is a true life historical epic made up of two individual films (The Argentine and Guerrilla) that chronicles the life of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. They're both directed by Steven Soderbergh, of Traffic, The Good German, and the Ocean's Trilogy previously. The screenplays were written by Peter Buchman, of Jurassic Park III and Eragon previously, and are based on Guevara's memoirs. IFC Films is releasing Che and plans to debut it in theaters separately sometime in late 2008 and/or early 2009.
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"Che's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honor his memory." ~ Nelson Mandela
John on Oct 11, 2008
“Che is not only an intellectual, he was the most complete human being of our time – our era’s most perfect man.” ---- Jean Paul Sartre
Marc on Oct 11, 2008
I like che...eese. - George W Bush
Emil on Oct 11, 2008
No interest in seeing this. None. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. He was a mass murder and a terrorist - yet idiots all across America idolize him. http://www.therealcuba.com/MurderedbyChe.htm Vic
ScreenRant.com on Oct 11, 2008
"At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality... We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force." ~ Che Guevara Hasta la Victoria Siempre !
Viva Che on Oct 12, 2008
Che fought against U.S. imperialism which enslaved 100,000,000 of his fellow Latin Americans into a system of oligarchy and subservience. A system of tin pot U.$. backed dictators, banana repiblics, right-wing deaths squads, and U.$. Corporate sponsored torture chambers. For that valiant struggle CHE will always be remebered as a HERO of LATIN AMERICA
Guerrilla on Oct 12, 2008
Vic, must be an exile Miami Gusano. An estimated 20,000 people were murdered by government forces during the Batista dictatorship. All Che simply did was ensure that the people recieved justice against Batistas goons, rapists, torturers, and mafia backed killers who ran Cuba like a whorehouse & Casino. If there is a heaven ... Che is in charge there.
Guerrilla on Oct 12, 2008
Hey lying Vic ... "I have yet to find a single credible source pointing to a case where Che executed an innocent." ” —Jon Lee Anderson, Author of "Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life", PBS Forum
Che = Hero on Oct 12, 2008
Gusanos like Vic, love them some rapists and torturers. Most of them get a hard on at the idea of Batista's dungeons where he killed 20,000 people and used his BRAC secret police to terrorize the population. Then came the heroic Fidel and Che and brought the people justice. These goons got sent to the "wall" = what they deserved. Hell I wish I could have been there with Che watching it while sipping a mojito.
Phillipe on Oct 12, 2008
The "Real Cuba" site reads like a bad reich-wing parody. I've been to Cuba 5 times ... that is not the "real Cuba" which is like heaven on earth compared to most of the world.
Alex on Oct 12, 2008
LOL, PBS, right. So I guess you folks are all in favor of a Marxist/Communist form of government. Oh, wait, of course you are! Go Obama! Vic
ScreenRant.com on Oct 12, 2008
I have a Che Guevara T-shirt. It says "This shirt bought to you by capitalism." I also could have gotten one that says "Communism killed 100 million people, but all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
scm1000 on Oct 12, 2008
If Che truly was a great man, did he die to create the nation that Cuba has become? Probably not. Heaven on Earth? Is that why over a million have fled it's borders to live in our 'horrid' nation in order to realize their human potential? I'll be darned.
Not-Yet-Convinced on Oct 12, 2008
30 million people have left "capitalist" Mexico ... does that reflect badly on Capitalism ?
Mark on Oct 12, 2008
Are they not fleeing to a capitalist state with better working conditions and more opportunity to make money and feed their families?
Not-Yet-Convinced on Oct 13, 2008
Yeah, Cuba is basically heaven on earth. It's so great that the other day, when the Cuban national soccer team was about to play the American national team in D.C., two of its members defected. Seriously. Story here:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/12/AR2008101201859.html?hpid=moreheadlineslocal @14: That's about the worst argument I've ever heard. It might not reflect badly on Capitalism as a system, but that's because we have other examples of capitalism to look at that are much better, including the places the Mexicans are fleeing to. Cuba is about the most "successful" communist country in the world at the moment (barring the no-longer-really-Communist China), so anyone fleeing from there at THE LEAST reflects very badly on Cuba, and probably on communism as a system as well. I can't believe this argument is still going on. Didn't the Cold War prove anything?
scm1000 on Oct 13, 2008
I honestly don't care if Che was truly a good man or truly a bad one, or even somewhere in between. I will see this movie because Benicio del Toro is such a talented, exciting (not to mention gorgeous) man to watch on the screen. And the fact that some people use their dislike for a figure portrayed in a film as sole grounds for not seeing it is kind of ignorant if you ask me...
Megan on Oct 13, 2008
@scm1000 HOW the heck did you find that story?? If that doesn't describe the 'real Cuba' well enough for all of the readers, I don't know what does. "I felt I let the team down, but it was a decision I had to make for my future. I want to be free."
Not-Yet-Convinced on Oct 13, 2008
Ernesto Guevara is one of the most influential figure of this century or any century. Not many people are willing to stand up in the defense of the poor, he did and he became something better than man he transcended to become universal man. He had the uncanny ability to feel the suffering of others, to hear and answer the cries of the exploited. He is what we all strive to be, a human being. "...when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I will be with the people."
Brett's Dad on Oct 15, 2008
CHE = HERO CHE = ICON CHE = SAINT
Mark on Oct 26, 2008
In 1997, Pierre San Martin, a Cuban who was jailed by Che, recalled an incident that happened in 1959. A 12-14 year old boy, beaten and bloody, had been thrown into the cell with him. The boy said he was there for simply defending his father. The boy was trying to keep his father from being executed. He failed. Later, the guards came for the boy: Near the wall where they conducted the executions, with his hands on his waist, paced from side to side the abominable Che Guevera. He gave the order to bring the boy first and he ordered him to kneel in front of the wall. We all screamed for them not to commit this crime and we offered ourselves in his place. The boy disobeyed the order with a courage that words can’t express and responded to this infamous character: â€œIf you’re going to kill me you’re going to have to do it the way you kill a man, standing, not like a coward, kneeling. Walking behind the boy, the Che said â€œwhereupon you are a brave lad…â€ He unholstered his pistol and shot him in the nape of the neck so that he almost decapitated him. There are so many stories to tell about Che that illustrate his joy of killing. Yet the myth continues. The useful idiots who wear the Che t-shirts, like Carlos Santana or Johnny Depp, believe the myth, and continue the lie. Che was not a freedom fighter or a revolutionary. He was a killer who enjoyed killing.
cclezel on Jan 22, 2010
Are you sure you people are talking about Che or Obama? I thought it was Obama you worshipped? Yours must be a polytheistic religion. Che stood up for the poor? I recommend you watch Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" before you pity the poor. Seven samurai agree to defend a village of peasants against bandits who steal their harvest every year. In exchange, most of the samurai got killed. They reaped no payment, no glory and once the bandits were done in the peasants had nothing to do with them. Only a fool would lionize the poor. They aren't helpless or anything resembling such. It's only those who place so much importance on money that think anybody who doesn't have any must be miserable. I watched a documentary called "Yanks Tanks" about how Cubans keep old American cars going with hardly anything. Many seemed content while a few did not seem so content there. With freedom, the unhappy ones could leave. I believe in freedom. If Cuba wants to run itself like that I have no problem with it as long as they let people leave if they want to. Fidel Castro is responsible for Che's demise. This is what happens when you gain power by force. Your "friends" and "comrades" will do the same to you. This is why decent people act decently always. Che was a violent man and he died a violent death.
Roger on Feb 14, 2010
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