The Motorcycle Diaries Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2005

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: Drama, Biography

Production Co: South Fork Pictures, FilmFour Productions

Keywords: Friend, 1950s, Transformation, Engaging, Growing up, Fascinating

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Awards

Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film