Che Guevara, the man with the beret, embodies one of the strongest myths of the 20th century. He was a combination of saint and adventurer, somewhere between Don Quixote and a latter-day Jesus Christ. In his relations with Fidel Castro, he is the hero of a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Che Guevara became a symbol of an entire generation. Some still draw inspiration from him - others condemn him bitterly. For all this, he remains a subject of controversy and passion. This film examines his legend, tracing his young voyages of discovery through Latin America, his meeting with Fidel Castro, his travels around the world, and footage of his tragic end in Bolivia at age 39.