About the Film
This is a beautifully wrought account of the dawning of the social conscience of one of the 20th centuries most romanticized revolutionaries. Brazilian director Walter Salles, filmed in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela to recreate the 8 month trip through South America taken in 1952 which opened the eyes of a 23-year-old Argentine medical student who would become the charismatic Che. The film makes rich use of its beautiful location. It is a revelation of intelligent and artful story telling without being politically didactic and reveals a humanity found in few movies.