The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta

2004, Argentina - USA - Chile - Peru, 2h 8min
The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta
Past editions:
2016
Language: Spanish
Subtitle: Romanian
Director: Walter Salles
IMDB Rating:  The Motorcycle Diaries
(2004) on IMDb

The film is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As well as being a road movie, the film is a coming-of-age film; as the adventure, initially centered on youthful hedonism, unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry. Through the characters they encounter on their continental trek, Guevara and Granado witness firsthand the injustices that the destitute face and are exposed to people and social classes they would have never encountered otherwise. To their surprise, the road presents to them both a genuine and captivating picture of Latin American identity. As a result, the trip also plants the initial seed of cognitive dissonance and radicalization within Guevara, who ostensibly would later view armed revolution as a way to challenge the continent's endemic economic inequalities.

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German Marshall Fund Ministerul Culturii si Identitatii Nationale Banca Comerciala Romana Consiliul Judetean Brasov Banca Transilvania Centrul National al Cinematografiei Fribourg Capital Romanian Business Consult Țuca Zbrcea & Asociații BCR Asigurari de viata Uniunea de Creație Interpretativă a Muzicienilor din Romnia Arnia Brinel Sensiblu Pricewaterhouse Coopers MullenLowe Romania Golin Gaurean si AsociatiiJidvei Autonom Zizin