A Spanish Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's CHE Surfaces!
Published at: July 31, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST by mrbeaks
Want to see Steven Soderbergh's unexpurgated, four-and-a-half cut of CHE? Well, he'd really like to show it to you. Problem is, there's not a distributor in Hollywood ready to come to terms with the filmmaker - who, at present, is adamant that the two-part film screen in full (in very limited release) this December. After that, he'd like to release the first segment (THE ARGENTINE) in January, with the second chapter (GUERRILLA) to follow in February. Not helping his cause: the picture's mixed critical reception at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
While we're waiting for all of this to get cleared up (hopefully before the end of the year), a very grainy Spanish trailer has hit Yahoo!, and... I'll keep my opinion to myself on this one. I'm sure you will, too.
Regardless of what you think - politically or artistically - about Soderbergh's take on CHE (not that there's a whole lot to go on just yet), you have to admit that Benicio Del Toro's performance looks monumental enough to justify the sit. The man is genetically incapable of delivering an uninteresting performance (and, yes, that includes fucking EXCESS BAGGAGE, smartass).