The Motorcycle Diaries
Filmfest 2004

In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado set out on a road trip to discover their continent: Latin America. They begin their expedition on an old 1939 Norton nicknamed "la Poderosa" (Power Woman). Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. What starts out as an adventure gradually takes a different turn. As they begin to see a different Latin America in the people they meet on the road, the diverse geography they entcounter begins to reflect their own shifting perspectives and their experiences at a leper colony awaken within them the men they will later become by defining the ethical and political journey they will take in their lives.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán


Director: Walter Salles