Skutečný Che Guevara

PAŘÍŽ – Hollywoodské ztvárnění dějin bývá často nesmyslné, ale filmaři mají obvykle dostatek zdravého rozumu, aby vrahy a sadisty nemalovali narůžovo. Jenže právě to – a nejen to – dělá nový film Stevena Soderbergha o Che Guevarovi.

Revoluční romantik Che, jak jej v Soderberghově filmu ztělesňuje Benecio del Toro, nikdy neexistoval. Tento hrdina levice, typický svými hippie vlasy a vousy, dnes kultovní obrázek tištěný na trička a hrnečky po celém světě, je mýtus smyšlený propagandisty Fidela Castra – tak trochu kříženec Dona Quijota a Robina Hooda.

Fidelův mýtus o Che Guevarovi nese stejně jako tyto báchorky jistou podobnost s historickými fakty, ale skutečný příběh je mnohem temnější. Jistý Robin Hood zřejmě skutečně tyranizoval bohaté, a aby zakryl stopy, část svého lupu rozdal chudým. Ve středověkém Španělsku se nejspíš venkovem potulovali quijotovští rytíři, leč nezbavovali jej draků, ale nemnoha zbývajících muslimů.

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