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.
Ernesto and Alberto's real-life motorcycle was a British-made Norton International, with a 500cc single-cylinder engine. For the film, the crew used restored Nortons, except for the crash scenes, which used modern Suzukis made up to look like Nortons (and christened "Nortsukis"). According to the director, the old Nortons were unfailingly reliable, and the modern Suzukis constantly broke down.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:
"On the boat I heard the moist slap of bare feet and foresaw faces dark with hunger. My heart was a pendulum between her and the street. I don't know what strength broke me free from her eyes, loose from her arms. She remained clouded by tears, her ...
On the boat to San Pablo, Ernesto writes in a notebook with a pencil. When he gets up to look for his bag, the notebook and pencil are gone.
The closing credits are overlaid on original photos from the real journey of Alberto and Ernesto.
Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
$159,819 26 September 2004