that needs to be said about this movie is that it's awesome
and easily one of the best movies of last year.
Ernesto Guevera (Gael Garcia Bernal)
Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna)
by: Walter Salles (Central Station)
movie is based off of the journals of Alberto Granado
and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, during their South
American journey. They have little money, a 1939 Norton
500 motorcycle and 8000 meters to do in 5 months. Journeying
through Chile, then Peru, Columbia and ending up in Venezuela.
Both set out to see the America in which they live and
both become changed forever by the experience, especially
Ernesto. By the end I felt like I had been on the same
trip with them. The acting sucks you in, the cinematography
sucks you in and the language written by Ernesto in the
monologues is poetry. Actually filmed on location instead
of a blue screen.
This movie shows us how and what turned Ernesto Guevara
into the man the world knows Che. The migrant farmers
being hunted by their local police for being communist.
They are forced to leave their child behind and look for
work at a mine, known for hazardous conditions. How most
of the the indigineous population if not all is poor and
overlooked, or how the lack of medicine and skill leaves
Guevara powerless to save an older woman.
With all the dark and serious scenes comes light scenes
as well and De la Serna does an excellent job as Alberto
Granado. The best thing about this movie is NO HOLLYWOOD!!!
and by that I mean the film sticks to the story. It gives
a piece of 2 peoples lives without turning them into some
bullshit. Rent or buy this movie as soon as you can, either
way I don't think you will be disappointed. If you are...
June 16th, 2005