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The Motorcycle Diaries
Before he changed the world the world changed him.
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
"What we had in common - our restlessness, our impassioned spirits, and a love for the open road."
The Motorcycle Diaries is the birth of an iconic character, is a love letter to South America and to his open roads and charismatic characters but above all is the journey of two friends that will last forever.
Walter Salles created an iconic film, that is beautifully shot, Salles took me on a road trip, from Argentina, to Valparaiso-Chile, to Lima-Peru, to the heart and soul of South America Machu Picchu.
The bonding between the characters is heartfelt, you laugh, cry, feel the frustration…
Che Guevara... Where do I start.
Do I start with your face that's on a t-shirt? Do I start with your mysterious praise on every college campus everywhere? Do I start with your ideals that I don't agree with? Do I start with your ideals that I DO agree with?
How about I start with just you. As a man. Not as a larger than life political figure or deity among loads of pseudo-intellectual youngsters. You. I'm looking at you. I'm not a fan of you. But you interest me. For some weird ass reason.
And I guess that's why The Motorcycle Diaries was made in the…
NOW, this is the kind of film that makes you want to pack some clothes and head straight for lands unknown, going wherever the path takes you. I know I felt like heading off for an adventurous journey after I'd watched it.
The Motorcycle Diaries is a film that chronicles the early life of the revolutionary Che guevara, depicting the road trip alongside his loyal friend Alberto that changed his whole view of the world. This was the trip that was to sculpt his ideals and beliefs on politics, economics and a whole host of other issues. It does get a bit slow at times, showing the poverty stricken people Che comes across, but this is only done so that…
There are so many people I know that (or have) want to do a road trip, driving for miles on end on a bike or either in a car. After seeing loads of road movies I myself did a driving trip starting from L.A, Vegas and then a spectacular drive to San Francisco.
This is based on Che's earlier life and shows the kind of adventure he came across from travelling and here this film takes us along that journey.
Some of the views you see in this film are absolutely gorgeous and it's worth watching just for this.
The film itself is very well acted (Gael G Bernal is fantastic as usual) but the pace can can be a bit slow on the way.
Overall, a great watch if you like foreign films.
Based on a true story of ernesto che guevara and his friend who goes on a journey to visit countries of south america and shows how che is transformed during this journey.
Realising the injustice that is done to people and deciding what he has to do.
great performances and beautiful sceneries and superbly directed by walter salles captures the south america beautifully and not the least brilliant soundtrack by gustavo santaolalla.
Truly emotional. i loved this film.
An okay film. A little Dull and a little entertaining at times....
In my head, this film stands as a juxtaposition to Jack Kerouac's On the Road. (Interesting that Salles has now directed that story as well). Both are road trip stories based on journal entries. Both are basically buddy stories.
However, I never liked On the Road. It is the only book I can recall reading that is considered a classic and I intensely disliked. My main problem with On the Road is its extreme pointlessness.
This film, on the other hand, is beautiful for the fact that the journey does actually lead to introspection and personal growth. There is a lot of beauty in the natural landscape as well that helps convey the character's growth (something else that Kerouac's writing did not achieve). Salles also uses music well to help convey feelings throughout the film.
Too bad Kerouac's story is one that is so beloved. I hope in time that changes and people become more drawn to this story instead.
This is a gentle, quiet film which traces the beginnings of Che Guevara. A story about two friends taking to the open road on a trip through the South American landscape and the people they encounter there; a journey which will fundamentally shape their ideologies and lead them onto who they will become. Beautiful to look at and captures excellently that certain yearning within for something more, and to head off the beaten track into the unknown.
One of the classics which every movie-goer needs to watch. So inspiring and thought provoking.
Compared to Salles' other similarly structured film, On the Road, this was a much more enjoyable watch. Still doesn't rise to it's full potential. Gael García Bernal sure is a cutie though.
Gael Garcia Bernal is great
Not as compelling or interesting as it should be. Its a problem of weak writing and trying to shoe horn in so much history and political insight into a simple road movie. Gael Garcia Bernal is solid but he deserves a better screenplay to work on and tighter direction. Its not the movie this story warrants but its a decent supplement considering how good the Soderbergh "Che" movie would be a few years later.
TIFF 04. Boring prestige festival fodder.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) tranca a faculdade de Medicina em Buenos Aires para fazer uma longa e aventuresca viagem de moto com seu amigo Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de La Serna), inicialmente uma viagem de diversão, mas que, ao colocar Ernesto de frente com a realidade triste da população de vários países sul-americanos, transforma o futuro médico em alguém com vontade de mudar o mundo.
Não sou um conhecedor da biografia de Che Guevara, então foi meio surpreendente (não deveria, mas foi) ver aquele revolucionário antes de se tornar um guerrilheiro, como um estudante de Medicina argentino e filho de família da classe alta. Che parecia ter um bom coração e acompanhamos no roteiro o início de sua transformação.…
A glimpse on a man's discovery of himself,which changed next century of latin america.
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