Genre' : Foriegn/ Drama.
Cast: Gael García Bernal
Rodrigo De La Serna
Firstly, let me clarify that I am not a communist, nor do I have strong political views... but still Motorcycle diaries keeps you captivated and in the end you would want to open google.com and browse for Che Guevara.
Ché Guevara, a divisive figure who is hailed in many circles as an idealistic liberator of the poor, and in others as a totalitarian mass murderer. The U.S. government fell into the latter category, since the CIA supported Guevara's capture, which led to his execution in 1967.
It tells the story of a journey by motorcycle across South America in 1952 by young Ernesto "Fuser" Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna). The film depicts the gradual development of his political outlook, but his revolutionary exploits are not mentioned except in a caption at the end.
Beginning with a broken-down bike that looks like it won't get the two of them to the end of the street, much less halfway across Latin America, Ernesto and Alberto strike out from their cushy suburb of '50s Buenos Aires towards the impoverished provinces of the country they never knew existed. Unsurprisingly, they stumble across a number of colorful characters and make memorable acquaintances, but through their journey they quickly realize that the world is not so simple as they once thought, and the friends' loyalties – to their urban roots as much as to each other – are tested by what they see, what they want, and what they do to accomplish their goals.
Bernal and Salles bring us on that same journey towards self-awareness and social consciousness, but never give the impression that they're teaching important life lessons; rather, they recreate the same experience Guevara endured, present it as a mutable but philosophically rich text, and leave it to the viewer to draw his or her own conclusions.One of the most intriguing movies I have ever seen... Must watch..