Director: Walter Salles
Writer: Jose Rivera
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Jaime Azocar, Rodrigo De la Serna
Released: December 16, 2004
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 126 minutes
Story: Based on the respective diaries of two Argentines, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (who would later become known as "El Che") and Alberto Granado, the new film from award-winning director Walter Salles follows a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart and unveiling the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent. In January 1952, Ernesto and Alberto set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto is a 29-year-old biochemist. With a highly romantic sense of adventure, the two friends leave their familiar Buenos Aires surroundings on a rickety 1939 Norton 500. Although the bike breaks down in the course of their eight-month journey, they press onward, hitching rides along the way. As they begin to see a different Latin America in the people they meet on the road, the diverse geography they encounter begins to reflect their own shifting perspectives. They continue to the heights of Machu Picchu, where the majestic ruins and the extraordinary significance of the Inca heritage have a profound impact on the young men. As they arrive at a leper colony deep in the Peruvian Amazon, the two are beginning to question the value of progress as defined by economic systems that leave so many people beyond reach. Their experiences at the colony awaken within them the men they will later become by defining the ethical and political journey that they will take in their lives.
Gael Garcia Bernal Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Rodrigo De la Serna Alberto Granado
Mercedes Moran Celia de la Serna
Jean Pierre Noher Ernesto Guevara Lynch
Lucas Oro Roberto Guevara
Marina Glezer Celita Guevara
Sofia Bertolotto Ana Maria Guevara
Ricardo Diaz Mourelle Uncle Jorge
Sergio Boris Young Traveler
Daniel Kargieman Young Traveler
Diego Giorzi Rodolfo
Facundo Espinosa Tomas Granado
Matias Gomez Kid
Diego Treu Kid
Ariel Verdun Kid