The Motorcycles Diaries (Diarios De Motocicleta)

Título: Diarios de Motocicleta.BBBB

(out of 5)

One semester shy of completing medical school, 23 year-old Ernesto de la Serna, later to be known as revolutionary leader Che Guevara, sets off on a journey across South America with his best friend Alberto Granado. The two of them (both played brilliantly by as Guevara and as Granado) plan to travel from Buenos Aires up the west coast of South America all the way to Caracas, to get a personal view of this continent that they love so much but of which they know so little.  The youthful folly of running wild turns into a heartrending experience of understanding the oppression and poverty that the citizens of Latin America live in, and the seeds of revolution are sown in the newly christened Che’s mind (the name comes from the citizens of Peru teasing Argentinians about their using thatexpression). Walter Salles has created another cinematic gem, a moving and sometimes chilling road movie that gets right into the emotions of its main characters and allows the audience to feel everything from their perspective. Bernal adds another exceptional performance to his resume, and de la Serna makes a terrific breakthrough. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience.

Argentina/USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Mexico/Chile/Peru/France2004

Directed by

Screenplay by ,  based on the books Notas De Viaje by , Con El Che Por America Latina by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 2004, TIFF 2004

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Academy Award
Best Music (Original Song) (“Al Otro Lado Del Rio”, music and lyric by Jorge Drexler)

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Jose Rivera)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film (Brazil)

Los Angeles Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film (Walter Salles)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Five Foreign Films

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Adapted Screenplay

Independent Spirit Awards
Best Cinematography
Best Debut Performance (Rodrigo De La Serna)

Best Director (Walter Salles)

British Academy Awards
Best Film not in the English Language
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Best Film
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gael Garcia Bernal)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Rodrigo De La Serna)
Best Screenplay – Adapted
Best Cinematography

European Film Award Nomination
Screen International Award

Cesar Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film

Goya Award
Best Adapted Screenplay



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