R | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Gustavo Santaolalla wrote the music based on the screenplay (only), Salles did not show him the scenes.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:
What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.
The movie is set in the early 1950s. When Ernesto and Alberto arrive in Valparaiso, Chile, a blue floating dry-dock (the "Valparaiso III", owned by SOCIBER) is visible on the bay. It first appeared in 1985.
The closing credits are overlaid on original photos from the real journey of Alberto and Ernesto.
Qué Rico El Mambo
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Interpreted by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Pérez Prado appears by courtesy of BMG Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.
Editorial Peer International Corp. (BMI) o/b/o/ EMMI
Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
$375,461 (Brazil) (7 May 2004)
$16,756,372 (USA) (13 February 2005)
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