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Based on the journals of both Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) and Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), the man who would later become 'Che', The Motorcycle Diaries follows a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart.
With a highly romantic sense of adventure, the two friends leave their familiar surrounding in Buenos Aires on 'The Mighty One' - a rickety 1939 Norton 500. Although the bike breaks down in the course of their eight month journey, they press onward, hitching rides along the way. As they start to see a different Latin America in the people they meet on the road, the diverse geography they encounter begins to reflect their own shifting perspectives. They continue to the heights of Machu Picchu, where the majestic ruins and the extraordinary significance of the Inca heritage have a profound impact on the young men. When they arrive at a leper colony deep in the Peruvian Amazon, the two are beginning to question the value of progress as defined by economic systems that leave so many people beyond their reach. Their experiences at the colony awaken within them the men they will later become.
Directed by Walter Salles, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful and tender insight into the life of Che Guevara, one of the most memorable and iconic figures of the 20th Century.
Spanish with English Subtitles.
Interesting as it told the early life of Che Guevara and how he became interested in the people and their suffering.
Well worth a watch.
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Interesting account of 'Ché' Guevara before his rise as a political figure. Helps to give some insight into his motivations and his charisma.Published 3 months ago by Rip