The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Director
Walter Salles

Main cast
Gael García Bernal; Rodrigo de la Serna; Mercedes Morán; Mía Maestro; Antonella Costa

Genres
Drama

Description
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.


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