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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.
An okay film. A little Dull and a little entertaining at times....
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.
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.
O encontro com o casal comunista, por volta dos 50 min. de filme, dá início à descoberta interna de ambos e o filme melhora muito.
As cenas que se passam no Peru (Cuzco e Machu Picchu) são lindas, aprecio muito essa cultura nativa da América do Sul e pretendo conhecê-la cada vez mais.
Ótimas frases supostamente ditas pelo Che, que não sei se estão no livro ou se são criações do roteiro:
- " How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew? "
- " Me, I'm not the same me, at least not the same spiritual me. "
A surprisingly genuine and interesting road trip thru South America in 1952 with a young Che Guevara as he develops the ideology that he would eventually be known for. Beautifully and intimately shot, I was blown away by this carefully crafted and endearing character study. The relationship between Che and Alberto, and the people they encounter along the way, really sticks with me. It's subtle human realism in the writing and performances that keeps the story grounded. I look forward to revisiting this film again and again over the years. It's the kind of road trip movie that will continually reveal new nuggets of interest. The final few minutes of the film provided an emotional wallop and I loved the filmmaking style used to finish the story. The technique and imagery will never leave my imagination and will be a source of inspiration forever for me.
I still appreciate the humanism of the film, which plays as something of a travelogue for South America. Salles' does well to allow his camera to dwell on the "lesser" people they meet on the journey.
Its fun to watch a film about Che's youth after watching about four hours about his later years in Soderbergh's two part biopics.
It is nice to see all the little details come up in this film, having seen him as the leader later on.
Other than that, this film is a terrific looking film.
South America is a beautiful place.
The film starts off a little slow.
The pair organizes their trip and go out.
It starts as a regular road trip.
The pair meets women, meet other people and see South America.
But after about 45 minutes the real story behind this film comes out.
The pair start seeing the real South America. The…
Well-acted and structured road-trip flick, that doubles up as a biopic for one of the 20th century's most famed political icons. The performances and depiction of Latin America are top notch, with a screenplay that combines comedy, bonding and affecting drama succinctly. I'm not sure how much of what we're seeing is accurate, but it's very well made all the same. The enchanting musical score is particularly noteworthy.
Nobody would care about this travelogue of two bumbling med students through South America if one of them wasn't future freedom fighter / international terrorist Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. Their experiences are completely unremarkable and perfectly interchangeable with thousands of other backpacker-holidays.
The movie tries to convince us that this journey marked the birth of Guevara's social awareness, but does it through simplistic hagiography: Ernesto sees poor miners, Ernesto talks to poor farmers, Ernesto becomes revolutionary leader. This is Che Guevara the t-shirt icon, not any man of flesh and blood.
It's socialism lite for the Lonely Planet crowd.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- The Fountain
- Paris, Texas
- Dazed and Confused
Very hard to pick my best films of all time, but I will give it a shot..