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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gael Garcia Bernal
Rodrigo de la Serna
Mia Maestro
Directors
Walter Salles
Screenwriters
Jose Rivera
Running Time
0 minutes

The Motorcycle Diaries
True story of the young Che Guevara's road trip around South America


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Plot
In 1952, medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna and biochemist Alberto Granado kickstart an old Norton 500 motorbike and begin an eight-month journey through Latin America. Witnessing the plight of the people first hand, the seeds are sown that will turn young Ernesto into the man known as ‘El Che’


Verdict
Travelogue, biography, tender portrait of friendship - the film is strong in all these areas, but excels in fusing them into an affecting whole.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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