The Motorcycle Diaries

Synopsis: In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna - Fuser to his friends and later better known as 'Ernesto Che Guevara' - one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend 'Alberto Granado' - Mial to his friends - on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires. Their quest is to see things they've only read about in books about the continent on which they live, and to finish that quest on Alberto's thirtieth birthday on the other side of the continent in the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela. Not all on this trip goes according to their rough plan due to a broken down motorbike, a continual lack of money (they often stretching the truth to gain the favor of a variety of strangers to help them), arguments between the two in their frequent isolation solely with each other, their raging libidos which sometimes get t
Director(s): Walter Salles
Production: Focus Features
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126 min

Don't worry mam, he will come back to become|the doctor we all want him to be

It better be

Ok, is time to leave!


Careful with that bike!

Dear mom...Buenos Aires is behind us

behind is as also the miserable life

the faculty, the exams and the dissertations that make you sleepy

Before us lies all of Latin America

From now on we will only trust in "La Poderosa"

I wish you could see us. We look like adventurers|and inspire admiration and envy everywhere

Go Mial. Assume aerodynamic road position

C'mon baby, don't fail me baby.|C'mon, c'mon

What happened Mial?!

I'm glad to have left behind civilization, and be closer to the earth

Wait, something is coming out...something is coming out

Fuser, are you alright?

What happened puppy?

Are you alright?

- What the f*ck is that?|- What the f*ck does it look like?

- A fucking dog?!|- Oh f*ck, you are a shitty driver...

What the f*ck is that dog doing on the bike?

Is for Chichina and his name is Kamba

Pick up the bike.

Miramar, Argentina|January 13th, 1952|Km 601

Where the f*ck are we? Switzerland?

- Good morning|- Good morning

- Chichina?|- She's inside with the rest of the family

That bike is giving you problems, uh?

Esteban, please tell us about your trip

It was great Don Horacio,|i had the opportunity to take a seminar in Cambridge

and stay a couple of weeks in London,|a fascinating city

- What a privilege!|- Yes it was

- Esteban is getting his PhD soon, right?|- Yes

- Medicine?|- No, Law

Ah, law


Is your turn, come

I never saw a pig who wanted to dance, never.


Knock it off!

- With this hand...back...side|- What are you laughing at?|- I'm laughing at you.


My dad ask aunt Roxanna not to take her eyes off of me

My mom promised the Lady of the Valley that she would|walk to her sanctuary if we broke up

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