Directed by Walter Salles
Written by José Rivera
Produced by Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenenbaum, Karen Tenkhoff
Running time: 126 minutos
Countries: Brazil, United States of America, Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Peru
Release date: 2004
Cast: Gael García Bernal (Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna), Rodrigo de la Serna (Alberto Granado), Mercedes Morán (Celia de la Serna), Jean Pierre Noher (Alberto Granado), Facundo Espinosa (Tomás Granado), Mía Maestro (Chichina Ferreyra).
Academy Awards: Oscar; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song; Jorge Drexler; for the song “Al otro lado del río”; 2005.
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, Rodrigo de la Serna; Best Music, Gustavo Santaolalla; Best Adapted Screenplay, Jose Rivera; 2005.
The Motorcycle Diaries is based on the journals of Che Guevara, one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he and his best friend Alberto Granado had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
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