The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta / Die Reisen des jungen Che is a Roadmovie from 2003, directed by Walter Salles based on the diaries of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado. You find lots of trailers at YouTube and at Vimeo. Below is the Norton 500 "La Poderosa II" at Museo Casa Ernesto CHE Guevara, Alta Gracia, Córdoba.
Freitag, 11. Februar 2011
The Motorcycle Diaries
It is 1952 and the young medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, later only named CHE, and his friend Alberto Granado travel four and half months across the South American continent. They started at Argentinia, Buenos Aires, drove thru Chile and Peru, visited the Machu Pichu, Lima, then Bogota and Caracas, visited Miami and taken a plane back to Argentina. In the beginning Che and Alberto drove their 5.000 Miles (8.000 km) journey with a single-cylinder NORTON 500 of 1939, later they switch the motorcycle against ships, the back of a truck or hitchhike. A road trip that showed Che his life's calling.