Based on the journals of the man who would later become the revolutionary Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries follows the story of two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado on a road trip to discover real Latin America. The two friends leave their familiar surrounding in Buenos Aires on a rickety 1939 Norton 500. Although the bike breaks down in a course of their eight month journey, they press onward, hitching rides along the way. They begin to see a different Latin America in the people they meet on the road, and the diverse geography they encounter begins to reflect their own shifting perspectives. This is a start of a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart.
A real film.It made me laugh,made me think,inspired me,made me cry,I didn't want it to end.To come at the film just for the films sake it is a real piece of beauty,regardless of wether it is totally fathfull to the original text. Please watch, I know you will enjoy.
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- The Motorcycle Diaries review by Cherry
Not knowing a lot about Che guevara, it seemed odd to me to imagine him as a young man, but the film did really evoke the characters and a certain time and place in history. I just want them to make a sequel now of the next bit of his life!
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A wonderful film
- The Motorcycle Diaries review by MB
Before I saw this film I knew nothing about Che before he went to Cuba or the lives of the poor in Latin America- along with a great cast and amazing scenery this is a film you will want to see again and again
I loved this film, from the beggining to the end. It was a good story, full of love, action and adventure. But what I liked the most is that it helped me to understand about Che Guevara and what he did in his later live. I recommend this film. I absolutely love it.