The Motorcycle Diaries
October 21, 2010 —
International Area Studies presents "The Motorcycle Diaries" in continuation
of their international film series.
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto
"Che" Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old. He and his friend,
Alberto Granado are typical college students who, seeking fun and
adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile,
Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in order to do their medical residency at a
leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie in which Ernesto and
Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow
up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it's
about "two lives running parallel for a while." The two best friends
start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film
is over, it's clear what each man's destiny has become.
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