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MOBIUS
07-01-2009, 13:59:06
Saw this last night as the first part of Steven Soderbergh's two part biopic of this extraordinary character. So really, the second part of an unofficial trilogy if you include the excellent Motorcycle Diaries.

I quite liked the two part format of these films as we're talking about 4.5 hours of viewing time, which obviously would be too much for one film. The other great thing is that you only have to wait just over a month for the second part as it's out next month.

I very much enjoyed this film as it deals with the revolutionaries' journey from Mexico to Cuba in '56 on a wing and a prayer in a leaky boat numbering only 82 people, culminating with victory two years later.

Although the main thrust of the film is set during this time, it is seen as a full-colour flashback whilst the 'present day' portion of his visit to the UN in '64 is filmed in black and white.

I suppose that is the pivotal part of the two parts, and I assume the next one will start during that same visit before he decides to set off to foment revolution elsewhere.

Viva la Revolucion!

9/10

Venom
07-01-2009, 18:31:38
Yes! Viva murderous communism in all it's forms!

MOBIUS
08-01-2009, 16:12:43
Oh, they covered all that up. Maybe it will be in part two.

Greg W
08-01-2009, 23:53:43
Yes, funny how he's become some sort of cult underground resistance hero, despite the numerous cold blooded murders he committed.

Sir Penguin
09-01-2009, 00:58:57
I heard he eats babies, but I bet they didn't put that in the film.

SP

MoSe
09-01-2009, 12:04:08
They say here that communists have three nostrils, does it cover that too?

King_Ghidra
09-01-2009, 13:33:27
who nose?

MOBIUS
12-01-2009, 00:13:11
Daniella Westbrook?

fp
12-01-2009, 07:51:59
she just has one nostril

MOBIUS
12-01-2009, 08:43:11
A bit like Hitler then.