Based on Che Guevara’s bestselling memoir The Motorcycle Diaries, the movie depicts the extraordinary road trip that Che, leader of the Cuban Revolution, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
Director/writer Walter Salles Jr. spearheaded the return of Brazilian cinema to international prominence in the latter half of the 1990s, particularly with his esteemed hit Central Station (1998). Born in Rio de Janeiro, the son of a well-heeled banker, Salles was raised in France and the United States before Brazil became his permanent home during his teens. Salles entered the Brazilian film industry as an award-winning documentary filmmaker during the industry’s 1980s/early-‘90s decline. After he moved to fiction with the thriller Exposure (1991), Salles’ feature career was stalled by Brazil’s disastrous economic freeze in the first half of the 1990s. Though he remained active by making documentaries for European television, Salles opted to stay in Brazil and made one of the first key films in the industry’s resurgence, Foreign Land (1995). Co-directed by Daniela Thomas, the internationally acclaimed Foreign Land addressed the fallout from Brazil’s economy through a mystery yarn set… read more
I really loved this film, I really connected with it. It had me in tears in some parts, the beautiful scenery and the wonderful real feel that made the movie even more authentic. The acting is pretty great and Sallis's direction is just wonderful. A new favorite.
This film feels like it was made with love. It’s the story of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Played by the charismatic Gael García Bernal) as he travels South America on a motorcycle (and on foot).
Voilà un film qui me laisse une impression réellement mitigée. Outre le fait que tout est assez convenu dans le déroulement, on sait au fond ce qui va se passer, il fallait donc jouer sur d’autres… read review