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The Motorcycle Diaries Details


Brazilian director Walter Salles Jr. follows up the Golden Globe-nominated Walter Salles Jr. 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 (Gael García Bernal, Gael García Bernal) 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


Awarded by
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


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


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