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R| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.

Cast: Gael García Bernal , Rodrigo de la Serna , Mercedes Morán , Mia Maestro , Jorge Chiarella , Jean Pierre Noher , Facundo Espinosa , Lucas Oro

Director: Walter Salles

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Release Date: September 24th, 2004|2 hr. 6 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A mesmerizing look at an asthmatic, rich-boy medical student in the act of discovering his insurgent spirit. show more

  • 100
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    A superb film. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    More coming-of-age story than biopic, this Guevara odyssey is a transformative adventure well worth watching. show more

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