Motorcycle Diaries, The (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Gael García Bernal Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Rodrigo De la Serna Alberto Granado
Mía Maestro Chichina Ferreyra
Gustavo Bueno Dr. Hugo Pesce
Jorge Chiarella Dr. Bresciani
Pablo Macaya Janitor
Cesar Lopez Fireman
Vilma M. Verdejo Miner's Wife
Jaime Azucar Mine Foreman
Rosa Curihuentro Old Woman
Mercedes Morán Celia de la Serna
Jean Pierre Noher Ernesto Guevara Lynch
Lucas Oro Roberto Guevara
Marina Glezer Celita Guevara
Sofia Bertolotto Ana María Guevara
Franco Solazzi Juan Martín Guevara
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle Uncle Jorge
Sergio Boris Young Traveler
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Biography; Drama
Director Walter Salles; Walter Salles, Jr.
Producer Daniel Burman; Diego Dubcovsky
Writer Ernesto 'Che' Guevara; Alberto Granado
Studio FilmFour; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 8 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The beauty of the South American landscape and of Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Bad Education) gives The Motorcycle Diaries a charisma that is decidedly apolitical. But this portrait of the young Che Guevara (later to become a militant revolutionary) is half buddy-movie, half social commentary--and while that may seem an unholy hybrid, under the guidance of Brazillian director Walter Salles (Central Station) the movie is quietly passionate. Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna, a lusty and engaging actor) set off from Buenos Aires, hoping to circumnavigate the continent on a leaky motorcycle. They end up travelling more by foot, hitchhiking, and raft, but their experience of the land and the people affects them profoundly. No movie could affect an audience the same way, but The Motorcycle Diaries gives a soulful glimpse of an awakening social conscience, and that's worth experiencing. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1506
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/8/05
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 025192594229
Release Date 2/15/05
Subtitles English; French
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1