The Motorcycle Diaries - Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gael García Bernal Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Argentina)
Rodrigo De la Serna Alberto Granado (Argentina)
Mercedes Morán Celia de la Serna (Argentina)
Jean Pierre Noher Ernesto Guevara Lynch (Argentina) (as Jean-Pierre Noher)
Lucas Oro Roberto Guevara (Argentina)
Marina Glezer Celita Guevara (Argentina)
Sofia Bertolotto Ana María Guevara (Argentina) (as Sofía Bertolotto)
Franco Solazzi Juan Martín Guevara (Argentina)
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle Uncle Jorge (Argentina) (as Ricardo Diaz Mourelle)
Sergio Boris Young Traveler (Argentina)
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mia Maestro
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
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Biography; Drama; Foreign
Director Walter Salles
Producer Michael Nozik; Edgard Tenenbaum; Karen Tenkhoff
Writer Ernesto 'Che' Guevara; Alberto Granado; Jose Rivera
Studio Universal Studios
Country USA
Language Quechua
Audience Rating R
Running Time 127 mins
Movie Release Date 9/24/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 652
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/30/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192594229
Release Date 2/15/2005
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted Scenes
A Moment with Alberto Granado: - Share a moment with Alberto Granado as he reflects on his adventure with Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
The Making of 'The Motorcycle Diaries' - Interviews with cast and crew explore the creation of this revolutionary film.
A Moment with Gael Garcia Bernal - An intimate conversation with Gael Garcia Bernal on Telemundo, the Spanish-language broadcast network.
"Toma Uno" ("Take One") with Gael Garcia Bernal - Gael shares his personal philosophy as an actor - brought to you by mun2 television, the Latino entertainment cable network.
Music of the Road: an interview with composer Gustavo Santaolalla.
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