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The Motorcycle Diaries -- Based on a true story, this inspiring adventure traces the youthful road trip of two revolutionary friends: "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna).
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15 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Before he changed the world the world changed him See more »
Plot:
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 37 wins & 41 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gael García Bernal ... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna

Rodrigo De la Serna ... Alberto Granado

Mía Maestro ... Chichina Ferreyra
Mercedes Morán ... Celia de la Serna (Argentina)
Jean Pierre Noher ... Ernesto Guevara Lynch (Argentina) (as Jean-Pierre Noher)
Lucas Oro ... Roberto Guevara (Argentina)
Marina Glezer ... Celita Guevara (Argentina)
Sofia Bertolotto ... Ana María Guevara (Argentina) (as Sofía Bertolotto)
Franco Solazzi ... Juan Martín Guevara (Argentina)
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle ... Uncle Jorge (Argentina) (as Ricardo Diaz Mourelle)
Sergio Boris ... Young Traveler (Argentina)
Daniel Kargieman ... Young Traveler (Argentina)
Diego Giorzi ... Rodolfo (Argentina)
Facundo Espinosa ... Tomás Granado (Argentina)
Matias Gomez ... Kid (Argentina) (as Matías Gómez)
Diego Treu ... Kid (Argentina)
Ariel Verdun ... Kid (Argentina) (as Ariel Verdún)
Gustavo Mansilla ... Kid (Argentina)
Susana Lanteri ... Aunt Rosana (Argentina)
Natalia Lobo ... La Negra (Argentina)
Maida Andrenacci ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina) (as Maída Andrenacci)

Bárbara Lombardo ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina)
Dana Frijoli ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina)
Valeria Echeverria ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina) (as Valeria Echeverría)
Ariel Prieto ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina)
Matías Strafe ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina)
Nicolas Watson ... Chichina's Friend (Argentina) (as Nicolás Watson)
Carlos Rivkin ... Horacio Ferreyra (Argentina)
Elvio Suarez ... Uncle Martín (Argentina) (as Elvio Suárez)
Pablo Villarrazza ... Esteban Aguirre (Argentina)
Liliana Kolinsky ... Chichina's Mother (Argentina)
Guillermo Ojeda ... Men with Oxen Cart (Argentina)
Oscar Alegre ... Don Olate (Argentina)
Fernando Llosa ... Von Puttkamer (Argentina) (as Fernando Ignacio Llosa)
Marta Lubos ... Schatzie von Puttkamer (Argentina)
Cristián Chaparro ... Luna (Chile) (as Cristian F. Chaparro)
Cristian Arancibia ... Tulio (Chile)
Gabriela Aguilera ... Piedad (Chile)
Juan Maliqueo ... Araucano Father (Chile)
Samuel Cifuentes ... Araucano Son (Chile)
Constanza B. Majluf ... Chilean Sister (Chile)
Evelyn Ibarra ... Chilean Sister (Chile)
Victor Hugo Ogaz ... Young Man (Chile) (as Víctor Hugo Ogaz)
Fernando Farías ... Fire Chief (Chile) (as Fernando Farias)
Maximiliano Toledo ... Ca±aco (Chile)
César López ... Fireman (Chile) (as César Lopez)
Pablo Macaya ... Janitor (Chile)
Rosa Curihuentro ... Doña Rosa (Chile)
Erto Pantoja ... Mechanic (Chile)
Vladimir Paredes ... Truck Driver (Chile)

Brandon Cruz ... Miner (Chile)
Vilma M. Verdejo ... Miner's Wife (Chile)
Jaime Azócar ... Mine Foreman (Chile) (as Jaime Azocar)
Maria Esther Zamora ... Chipi Chipi Band Singer (Chile) (as María Esther Zamora)
Pollito Gonzalez ... Chipi Chipi Band Pianist (Chile)
Jorge Lobos ... Chipi Chipi Band Percussionist / Trumpeter (Chile)
Cuti Aste ... Chipi Chipi Band Clarinetist / Accordionist (Chile)
Roberto Lindl ... Chipi Chipi Band Double Bass Player (Chile)
Gustavo Morales ... Félix (Peru)
Gustavo Bueno ... Dr. Hugo Pesce (Peru)
Maria Beatriz Abele ... Zdenka Pesce (Peru) (as María Beatriz Abele)
Jonathan Balbis ... Luis Pesce (Peru)
Matias Delgado Rizzi ... Tito Pesce (Peru) (as Matías Delgado Rizzi)
Jorge Rodríguez Paz ... Peruvian from Canepa (Peru)
Jackelyne Vásquez ... Luz (Peru)
Ernesto Cabrejos ... Card Player (Peru)
Víctor Ángeles ... Card Player (Peru)
Willy Gutiérrez ... Card Player (Peru)
Gerald Mayeux ... Card Player (Peru)
Matías Gomez ... Card Player (Peru)
Jorge Chiarella ... Dr. Bresciani (Peru)
Ricardo Velásquez ... Banca (Peru)
Carolina Infante ... Sister Margarita (Peru)
Nidia Bermejo ... Young Indian Nurse (Peru)
Carlos 'Caitro' Soto de la Colina ... Papa Carlito (Peru)
Delfina Paredes ... Mother Sister Alberto (Peru)
Nemesio Reyes ... Leper from San Pablo (Peru)
Hernan Herrera ... Leper from San Pablo (Peru) (as Hernán Herrera)

Antonella Costa ... Silvia (Peru)
Igor Calvo ... Dr. Souza Lima (Peru)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Granado ... Himself (uncredited)
Gustavo Pastorini ... Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Salles 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (book "Notas de viaje") (as Ernesto Guevara)

Alberto Granado (book "Con el Che por America Latina")

Jose Rivera (screenplay)

Produced by
Daniel Burman .... co-producer
Diego Dubcovsky .... co-producer
Mónica Lima .... assistant producer
Michael Nozik .... producer
Robert Redford .... executive producer
Gustavo Sánchez .... associate producer
Edgard Tenenbaum .... producer
Karen Tenkhoff .... producer
Paul Webster .... executive producer
Rebecca Yeldham .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo Santaolalla 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Rezende 
 
Casting by
Walter Rippel  (as Walter Rippell)
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Art Direction by
Graciela Oderigo  (as Coca Oderigo)
Laurent Ott 
María Eugenia Sueiro 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlos Conti 
 
Costume Design by
Beatriz De Benedetto 
Marisa Urruti 
 
Makeup Department
Marisa Amenta .... makeup artist
Karina Arbulú .... assistant makeup artist: Peru
Katerine Astete .... key makeup artist
Esther Barbieri .... assistant hair stylist
Laura Borselli .... special makeup effects artist
Jana Carboni .... special makeup effects artist
Araceli Farace .... assistant makeup artist
Ariel Godoy .... assistant hair stylist
Sebastián Molchasky .... special makeup effects artist
Marisol Ortega .... assistant hair stylist
Jean-Jacques Puchu .... key hair stylist (as Jean-Jacques Puchu Lapeyrade)
Laura Quijandría .... assistant makeup artist: Peru
Norma Recalde .... assistant hair stylist
Juan A. Redondo .... special makeup effects artist
Juan Angel Redondo .... special makeup effects artist
Luigi Rocchetti .... special makeup effects artist
Alejandro Staricco .... assistant hair stylist
Juan Pedro Rodriguez Valiente .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Ricardo Avelluto .... unit manager
Carlo Bettin .... production supervisor
Raúl Campos .... unit manager
Peter McAleese .... executive in charge of production
Severo Santos .... assistant production manager
Graham Stumpf .... post-production supervisor
Marcelo Torres .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Federico Berón .... second assistant director
Márcia Faria .... first assistant director
Claudio Leiva Araos .... assistant director
Samuel León .... assistant director
Pablo Ramos .... director help
Claudio Reiter .... assistant director
Sara Rossi .... assistant director
Julia Solomonoff .... first assistant director
Natalia Vacs .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Fernanda Abadía .... painter
Lorena Acin .... scenic painter
Angélica Alvear .... set dresser
Silvina Carballo .... assistant production designer
Martín Libert .... property master
Matías Martínez .... assistant production designer
Daniel Mauvignier .... painter
Alejandro Gastón Mondello .... assistant property master
Ariel Guillermo Mondello .... assistant property master
Jorge Mondello .... property master
Julio Ojeda .... assistant property master
Ana Piaggio .... graphic designer
Estella Zeballos .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Javier Bennassar .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Brisson .... sound
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
André Dias .... dubbing supervisor
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Lauro Galindo .... adr recordist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Terry Isted .... adr recordist
Andrea Lakin .... sound re-recording mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... foley supervisor (as Patricio Libenson)
Leandro Lima .... sound
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Todd Niesen .... dialogue denoising
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
David Romero .... boom operator
Christopher Sidor .... sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Sidor)
Victor Alejandro Tendler .... sound assistant
Dennis Twitty .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Georges Demétrau .... special effects supervisor
Ricardo Espeche .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Merysa Nichols .... digital compositor (as Merysa Nicholas)
Adam Stern .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Apéstegui .... electrician: Peru
Alejandro Arbulú .... electrician: Peru
Pablo Baião .... second assistant camera: Peru
Alberto Bellezia .... second assistant camera: Peru
Rubén Carpio .... electrician: Peru
Aníbal Cattaneo .... grip
Aníbal Haran .... electrician
John Rockwell Harris .... additional still photographer
Rafael Mackay Fulle .... grip
Flavio Naranjo .... grip
Constanza Ott .... first assistant camera
Paula Prandini .... still photographer
Dennis Ramírez .... grip
Rodolfo Resch .... electrician
Agustín Roca .... electrician
Sergio Scalisi .... gaffer
Cristian Vega .... assistant camera: second unit, Argentina
Peter Zuccarini .... water camera operator
 
Casting Department
Norma Angeleri .... extras casting
Pablo Pérez Giménez .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriela Bellacomo .... costume assistant
Fátima Macera .... costume assistant (as María Fátima Macera)
Carmen Montecalvo .... costume assistant
Ramiro Piombo .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Luis Bernardez .... post-production coordinator
Gilbert Carreras .... film color timer
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Maria Montoreano .... second editor
Fabien Pascal .... color timer
Miguel Schverdfinger .... assistant editor
Patrick Thauvin .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
David Bergeaud .... composer: additional music
Robb Boyd .... music editor (as Robert Boyd)
Anibal Kerpel .... music editor
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
Lee Scott .... music editor: temp tracking
Adrian Nicolas Sosa .... music supervisor (as Adrian Sosa)
 
Transportation Department
Sergio Miguel .... unit transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Patricia Apter .... production coordinator
Kim Ballard .... production financing
Mauro Blanco .... dubbing artist
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Paul Cafferty .... post-production accountant
Emma Chapman .... unit publicist
Dante Dechecco .... production assistant (as Dante Deccheco)
Nicky Earnshaw .... assistant: Peter McAleese
José Luis García Espina .... location manager
María Gowland .... script supervisor
Leo Haidar .... legal counsel
Bill Holderman .... assistant to producer
Donna Kail .... assistant: Mr. Redford
María Paula Mancini .... assistant production accountant
Gianni Minà .... creative consultant
Anna Luiza Müller .... publicist
Alexander Nicolas .... marketing
Federico Noejovich .... location unit manager
Sebastián Ponce .... assistant to producer
John H. Price .... interviews: post-production
Pablo Ramos .... assistant to director
Paola Scagnet .... accounting assistant
Ettore Scola .... creative consultant
Mauro Stecco .... production apprentice
Alistair Thompson .... supervising production accountant
Fernando Wajs .... production accountant
Connie Wethington .... assistant: Michael Nozik
Brad Simonsen .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lisa Bellomo .... thank you
Tessa Ross .... very special thanks
Leslie Urdang .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Diarios de motocicleta" - Argentina (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
126 min
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Trivia:
When Ernesto and Alberto are in Temuco, walking with the bike and reading "El Diario Austral," Alberto complains because they misspelled his last name. El Diario Austral still exists, and it's the biggest newspaper in the Araucanía region of southern Chile. During filming in Temuco, the newspaper wrote a new article about the making of the film, and deliberately misspelled Alberto's last name again, 50 years later.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the end of the movie, when Che is at the airport, a yellow GMC pickup drives by. The pickup has a 1-piece windshield, which GMC introduced after 1952.See more »
Quotes:
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:Mother.
Mother Sister Alberto:Yes?
Alberto Granado:We want to eat.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:We deserve to eat like everyone else.
Mother Sister Alberto:Yes, but you didn't go to mass.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:No.
Mother Sister Alberto:Then, how do you expect to feed the body if you didn't feed the soul first?
Alberto Granado:Er, denying food is not very Christian-like.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:Yes, I doubt Jesus would act like this.
Mother Sister Alberto:In this house, we have a set of rules that have to be followed.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mala JuntaSee more »

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363 out of 483 people found the following review useful.
Bias is downfall of this movie, 22 January 2005
Author: cybersrfr1287120 from United States

I would not consider myself to be an ultra liberal, but I am somewhat knowledgeable about what has been going on in South America for the last 100 years, and Che Guevara is a part of it. Going into this movie all I knew about him was that he is on a lot of t-shirts, and that "che", despite what ignorant people think, is not his name, it is what Argentinians say to each other like in the US saying "dude".

I am also a big fan of the purity of movies, not this Spider-man crap that is all over the place, but the true art of films, and I am fairly serious when I go into a movie for the first time. A part of this is that I watch the movie throwing all bias I might have out the window and watch it as if I had never heard of it before. That said, I believe this movie was excellent because it had superb cinematography of the beauty of South America, had excellent acting, great chemistry between the two main actors (despite Ebert saying they did not), and an overall political theme.

This movie did not get great reviews in the US, and I haven't seen reviews from Latin American countries, but I am guessing they are better. This is because many people either shied away from the movie once they heard the word Che, and if they did see it, through the whole movie they were probably thinking "commie, commie!".

I have since read up on Che Guevara, and he is actually a fascinating person to study because he began as a rich boy who through his journeys learned how much people were suffering beyond his imagination, and part of this was how he got to be so rich, by suppressing the native people. The movie does an excellent job of showing this transition from his carefree exploring until later having an epiphany about his destiny to help the people. Yes, he got extreme after a while, but the study of him is compelling nonetheless.

It is interesting to know that coffee and bananas that say "Guatemala" are still grown today by slave laborers on farms, and that the US does not mind the slave labor because they were the ones who sponsored a coup in 1951 to install a dictatorship that in history books says it was an ousting of communism, which makes it okay. This is a much bigger and important example than the movie, but it is the same bias involved: People in the United States (I don't say America because that refers to every country from Argentina to Canada, not just the US as people in this country like to think) not only don't care about the suffering of people in other countries (unless it's mentioned on Oprah or involves economic rewards) but have the nerve to call them evil when they try to better themselves, which at the time was the communist movement in South America. This is not the communism of Castro or even of the later Che Guevara, but simply to give more to the starving and suppressed that are today suppressed to make your bananas and Starbucks coffee.

Because of the biases people have towards the people of countries they know nothing about, this movie has been extremely underrated in the wake of films that comparatively suck ("Ray", way overrated) yet have been rewarded because of their popularity and appeasement to the ignorant people that attend theaters in the United States.

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