The Motorcycle Diaries

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (DIARIOS DI MOTOCICLETA) (15)
D: Walter Salles
Focus Features/Film4 (Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenenbaum & Karen Tenkhoff)
Argentina/Chile/France/UK/US 2004
126 mins
 
Biopic
 
W: José Rivera [based on the book by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara]
DP: Eric Gautier
Ed: Daniel Rezende
Mus: Gustavo Santaolalla
 
Gael Garcia Bernal (Ernesto Guevara), Rodrigo de la Serna(Alberto Grenado), Mia Maestro (Chichina), Gustavo Bueno (Dr. Hugo Pesce), Jorge Chiarella (Dr. Bresciani)
 

A biopic of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara before his revolutionist days, based on his own memoirs.

Gael Garcia Bernal delivers a great performance as the famous figure in his younger years, his destiny becoming shaped by the political upheaval in South America as he travels around it with his friend.

A good film, but highly unlikely to be the subject of repeated viewings.

6/10

The Motorcycle Diaries
The Motorcycle Diaries