Episode 9: Che

In this episode, we celebrate Adam's return from the communist utopia of Cuba by talking about Che.

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Movie Synopsis (from IMDB): The Argentine, begins as Che (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Cuban exiles, led by Fidel Castro, reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

In 1965, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara resigns from his Cuban government posts to secretly make his latest attempt to spread the revolution in Bolivia. After arriving in La Paz, Bolivia late in 1966, by 1967, Che with several Cuban volunteers, have raised a small guerrilla army to take on the militarist Bolivian movement. However, Che must face grim realities about his few troops and supplies, his failing health, and a local population who largely does not share his idealistic aspirations. As the US supported Bolivian army prepares to defeat him, Che and his beleaguered force struggle against the increasingly hopeless odds.

Adam's Verdict: 7.5/10 (8/10 for The Argentine, 7/10 for Guerrilla)

Carter's Verdict: 8.5/10 (8/10 for The Argentine, 8.5/10 for Guerrilla)

Next time:
The revolution moves from Cuba to Ireland as we discuss The Wind That Shakes the Barely.

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