The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Director: Walter Salles.
Starring: Gael García Bernal (Ernesto Guevara de la Serna), Rodrigo De la Serna (Alberto Granado), Mercedes Morán (Celia de la Serna), Jean Pierre Noher (Ernesto Guevara Lynch), Lucas Oro (Roberto Guevara), Marina Glezer (Celita Guevara), Sofia Bertolotto (Ana María Guevara), Franco Solazzi (Juan Martín Guevara), Ricardo Díaz Mourelle (Uncle Jorge), Sergio Boris (Young Traveler), Daniel Cargieman (Young Traveler), Diego Giorzi (Rodolfo), Facundo Espinosa (Tomás Granado), Matias Gomez (Kid).
I really enjoyed this movie. If the rapid anti-communists can forget for one moment about the dangers of Communism, this is a moving story of how the son of a privileged family takes a tour of South America and winds up learning an important political reality: the injustices growing out of the great differences between the various social classes on the South American continent. The scenery is great, the acting is great, and the message is a good one. One does not need to be a Communist to be disturbed by class inequalities, but one does have to be a conservative to be indifferent to them.
Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.
June 8, 1952 Beginning of a journey of 12,425 km. They start out from Buenos Aires, Argentina on a leaky 1939 Norton 500 motorcycle.
|January 13||601||Miramar, Argentina|
|January 29||1,809||Piedra del Aguila, Argentina|
|January 31||2,051||San Martin de los Andes, Argentina|
|February 03||2,270||Bariloche, Argentina|
|February 15||2,306||Lago Frias, Argentina|
|February 18||2,772||Temuco, Chile|
|February 26||2,940||Los Angeles, Chile|
|March 07||3,573||Valparaiso, Chile|
|March 11||4,960||Atacama Desert, Chile|
|March 15||5,122||Mina de Chuquicamata, Chile|
|April 02||6,932||Cuzco, Peru|
|April 5||7,014||Machu Picchu, Peru|
|May 12||8,198||Lima, Peru|
|May 25||8,983||Pucallpa, Peru|
|June 08||10,223||San Pablo leper colony|
|June 14||celebration of Che's 24th birthday|
|June 22||10,240||near Leticia, Colombia|
|June 26||12,425||Caracas, Venezuela|
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