Ciambra
14 December 2017

Che Guevara - Il corpo e il mito

Che Guevara - Il corpo e il mito

original title:

CHE GUEVARA - IL CORPO E IL MITO

directed by:

cinematography:

production:

B&B Film

country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

52'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (06/09/2007)

festival & awards:

The Cold War ended and the Soviet Union was dissolved. Only then was it possible to look beyond the myth of Che Guevara and begin to search for his “ghostly” remains, gone missing for some 30 years. From 1967 (the year of Che’s execution) to 1997 (the year his body was recovered) international political events kept the remains of Ernesto Che Guevara hidden from the world, making the recovery of history’s most famous revolutionary all but impossible. Thanks to the accounts of those people who came into direct contact with Guevara’s corpse, the documentary reveals the last hours of Ernesto Guevara, the reasons that led to the disappearance and later to the recovery of his remains and the role that the vanished corpse with its amputated hands played in the creation of the legend of “Che”. Today, this image is the twenty-first century’s best-selling icon. Yet his myth has lost nothing of its force.