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Brazilian director Walter Salles Jr. follows up the Golden Globe-nominated Behind the Sun with this filmed adaptation of Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara's journals of the same name. The Motorcycle Diaries stars Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, Amores Perros) as a young, pre-revolution Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student in 1952 traveling across South America on a motorcycle with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who co-wrote the source material. As they embark on their journey, both young men come of age and find their individual world views broadened farther than they ever expected. The Motorcycle Diaries premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jorge Drexler Best Song 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Rodrigo de la Serna Best Debut Performance 2004 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rodrigo de la Serna Best Supporting Actor 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gael García Bernal Best Actor 2004 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Walter Salles, Jr. Best Foreign Language Film 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Walter Salles, Jr. Best Director 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts José Rivera Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Nominee
Writers Guild of America José Rivera Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences José Rivera Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Éric Gautier Best Cinematography 2004 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Éric Gautier Best Cinematography 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gustavo Santaolalla Best Film Music 2004 Winner

Cast

Gael García Bernal
as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Rodrigo de la Serna
as Alberto Granado
Mía Maestro
as Chichina Ferreyra
Gustavo Bueno
as Dr. Hugo Pesce
Jorge Chiarella
as Dr. Bresciani
Marta Lubos
as Schatzie Von Puttkamer
Ariel Verdun
as Kid
Ricardo Diaz Mourelle
as Uncle Jorge
Sofia Bertolotto
as Ana Maria Guevara
Brandon Cruz
as Miner
Elvio Suarez
as Uncle Martin
Guillermo Ojeda
as Man with Oxen Cart
Jonathan Balbis
as Luis Pesce
Marina Glezer
as Celita Guevara
Ariel Prieto
as Chichina Friend
"Pollito" Gonzalez
as Chipi Chipi Band Pianist
Sergio Boris
as Young Traveller
Mercedes Morán
as Celia de la Serna
Diego Treu
as Kid
Gerald Mayeux
as Card Player
Jorge Lobos
as Chipi Chipi Band Percussionist/Trumpeter
Antonella Costa
as Silvia
Nemesio Reyes
as Leper from San Pablo
Ricardo Velazquez
as Banca
Victor Angeles
as Card Player
Carlos Rivkin
as Horacio Ferreyra
Ernesto Cabrejos
as Card Player
Juan Maliqueo
as Araucano Father
Matias Delgado Rizzi
as Tito Pesce
Nicolas Watson
as Chichina Friend
Robert Lindl
as Chipi Chipi Band Double Bass Player
Vladimir Paredes
as Truck Driver
Carolina Infante
as Sister Margarita
Erto Pantoja
as Mechanical
Gustavo Mansilla
as Kid
Delfina Paredes
as Mother Sister Alberto
Franco Solazzi
as Juan Martin Guevara
Jaime Azucar
as Mine Foreman
Maida Andrenacci
as Chichina Friend
Matias Strafe
as Chichina Friend
Pablo Macaya
as Janitor
Rosa Curihuentro
as Old Woman
Jakelyne Vasquez
as Luz
Maria Beatriz Abele
as Zdneka Pesce
Maximiliano Toledo
as Canaco
Pablo Villarrazza
as Esteban Aguirre
Samuel Cifuentes
as Araucano Son
Jean Pierre Noher
as Ernesto Guevara Lynch
Diego Giorzi
as Rodolfo
Gabriela Aguilera
as Piedad
Maria Esther Zamora
as Chipi Chipi Band Singer
Daniel Kargieman
as Young Traveller
Fernando Farias
as Fire Chief
Igor Calvo
as Dr. Souza
Lucas Oro
as Roberto Guevara
Matias Gomez
as Kid
Oscar Alegre
as Don Olate
Dana Frijoli
as Chichina Friend
Evelyn Ibarra
as Chilean Sister
Gustavo Morales
as Felix
Hernan Herrera
as Leper from San Pablo
Liliana Kolinsky
as Chichina's Mother
Matias Gomez
as Card Player
Nidia Bermejo
as Young Indian Nurse
Barbara Lombardo
as Chichina Friend

Crew

Walter Salles, Jr.
Director
Michael Nozik
Producer
Karen Tenkhoff
Producer
Edgar Tenembaum
Producer
Alberto Granado
Book Author
José Rivera
Screenwriter
Éric Gautier
Cinematographer
Jorge Drexler
Songwriter
Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer (Music Score)
Daniel Rezende
Editor
Carlos Conti
Production Designer
Coco Oderigo
Art Director
Maria Eugenia Sueiro
Art Director
Laurent Ott
Art Director
Diego Dubcovsky
Co-producer
Daniel Burman
Co-producer
Paul Webster
Executive Producer
Robert Redford
Executive Producer
Rebecca Yeldham
Executive Producer
Beatriz di Benedetto
Costume Designer
Marisa Urruti
Costume Designer
Julia Solomonoff
First Assistant Director
Walter Rippel
Casting
Julio Ojeda
Assistant Properties
Luigi Rocchetti
Makeup Special Effects
Alejandro Gaston Mondello
Assistant Properties
Ariel Guillermo Mondello
Assistant Properties
Anibal Haran
Electrician
Frank Gaeta
Supervising Sound Editor
Rodolfo Resch
Electrician
Sergio Scalisi
Gaffer
Peter Mcaleese
Executive in Charge of Production
Marisa Amenta
Key Make-up
Connie Ott
First Assistant Camera
Jorge Mondello
Properties Master
Jean-Claude Brisson
Sound Recordist
Agustin Rocca
Electrician
Paula Prandini
Still Photographer
Federico Beron
Second Assistant Director
Lorena Acin
Scenic Artist
Maria Gowland
Script Supervisor
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