The Motorcycle Diaries
- 128 min
- Directed by: Walter Salles
- Cast: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna
- Language: Spanish, Quechua
Years before he became one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara took a formative journey across Latin America on a rickety motorbike with his friend Alberto Granado. Inspired by Guevara's journal account, Brazilian director Walter Salles lovingly recreates this epic cross-continental trip, in a film that grows in stature as it progresses. Minus the iconic cap and beard, Mexican man-of-the-moment Bernal plays El Ché with a quiet assurance, while Rodrigo de la Serna is the perfect foil as the lusty Granado. A film that pays its respects without resorting to crass cliché.
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