The Motorcycle Diaries


2h 8m 2002

Brief Synopsis

In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale follows their journey as they unveil the rich and complex huma

Film Details

Also Known As
Carnets de voyage, Dagbok från en motorcykel, Diarios de Motocicleta, Die Reise des jungen Ché, I diari della motocicletta, Motociklininko dienoraszis, Motorcycle Diaries, Motorsykkeldagbøkene, Reise des jungen Ché, diari della motocicletta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Filmfour; PathT International; Pathe Image; Tu Vas Voir Productions; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Focus Features; A-Film Distribution; Acme Film; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Focus Features; Golden Scene; Golden Village; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Rialto Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Ster-Kinekor; Universal Music Distribution; Vertigo Films (Spain); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Argentina, Peru, Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale follows their journey as they unveil the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent.

Crew

Fernanda Abadia

Painter

Lorena Acin

Painter

Barbara Acosta

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Gustavo Agra

Transportation

Cristina Alegria Ruiz

Production Secretary

Jose Alvarez

Transportation

Leandro Alvarez

Production Assistant

Angelica Alvear

On-Set Dresser

Marisa Amenta

Makeup

Carla Anagulo Quiroz

Assistant

Jose Ancan

Local Casting

Oscar Andrade

Production Coordinator

Fabian Andrusyszyn

Animal Wrangler

Norma Angeleri

Casting

Enrique Apestegui

Electrician

Patricia Apter

Production Coordinator

Roxana Araoz

Production Assistant

Alejandro Arbulu

Electrician

Karina Arbulu

Makeup Assistant

Nora Angles Arrue

On-Set Dresser

Katerine Astete

Makeup Assistant

Esther Ayarza Hurtado

Production

Cesar Baez

Swing Gang

Pablo Baião

Camera Operator

Pablo Baião

Assistant Camera

Kim Ballard

Finance Manager

Ober Luis Baos Cinty

Painter

Esther Barbieri

Hair Assistant

Kity Barrenechea

Casting Assistant

Francis Barros

Pilot

Gabriella Bellacomo

Costumes

Alberto Bellezia

Camera Assistant

Gabriel Beltran

Transportation

Javier Bennassar

Sound Editor

Bernard Berge

Coordinator

Luis Bernardez

Dailies

Leonardo Bernardo Neto

Pilot

Federico Beron

Assistant Director

Carlo Bettin

Production Supervisor

Maria Gabriela Bontempo

Painter

Sophie Borowsky

Legal Counsel

Laura Borzelli

Makeup Assistant

Robb Boyd

Music Editor

Ines Bravo

Costumes

Alejandro Bresciani

Transportation

Jean-claude Brisson

Sound

Chris Brock

Business Affairs

Maria Carlota Bruno

Assistant

Maria Carlota Bruno

Production Manager

Christiane Bureau

Camera

Daniel Burman

Co-Producer

Francisco Cabeza

Unit Manager

Paul Cafferty

Post-Production Accountant

Paco Calvo

Stunt Double

Raul Campos

Unit Manager

Natalia Cano

Casting

Eduardo Canosa

Caterer

Oscar Carballo

Modelmaker

Silvia Carballo

Set Decorator

Jana Carboni

Makeup Assistant

Claudia Carle

Sound Department

Ruben Carpio

Electrician

Barbara Carrasco

Production Assistant

Cecilia Carrasco

Assistant

Vicente Carrasco

Production Assistant

Cecilia Carrasco Valdivia

Production Assistant

Carola Carter

Transportation Coordinator

Dario Casas

Driver

Nelso Castillo

Art Department

Patricio Castillo

Adr

Olga Catalina Abraham

Tailor

Anibal Cattaneo

Grip

Juan Pablo Ceballos

Production

Horacio Cejas

Transportation

Horacio Cejas

Driver

Silvana Cejas

Accounting Assistant

Gabriel Celis Santillian

Painter

Emma Chapman

Unit Publicist

Olivier Chiavassa

Production Manager

Felipe Christensen

Casting Assistant

Victor Cifuentes

Casting Assistant

Juan Citterio

Driver

Marcelo Cohen

Interpreter

Paulo Douglas Colvara

Pilot

Carlos Conti

Production Designer

Gary Coppola

Foley Mixer

Jorge Cornaglia

Driver

Patricia Cortez

Unit Publicist

Maria Florencia Cosentino

Accounting Assistant

Eduardo Costa

Location Assistant

Federico Cueva

Special Effects

Federico Cueva

Stunt Coordinator

Federico Cuevas

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Cumdom

Special Effects

Mauro D'andrea

Caterer

Maria Elena Dahn

Art Department

Juan Dahua Murayari

Carpenter

Beatriz De Benedetto

Costume Designer

Carlos De La Cadena

Electrician

Mercedes De La Cadena

Production

Daniel De La Vega

Production Supervisor

Dante Dehecco

Production Assistant

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects Supervisor

Noelia Di Leo

Production Assistant

Dario Diaz

Caterer

Jed M Dodge

Sound Editor

Walter Donado

Animal Wrangler

Diego Dubcovsky

Co-Producer

Jorge Dumitre

Assistant Camera

Michel Durand

Sound Department

Olivier Duval

Film Lab

Nicky Earnshaw

Assistant

Roxana Effio Crovetto

Coordinator

Brad Embree

Assistant

Raul Enriquez

Construction

Ariel Epstein

Production Assistant

Nora Rina Espinoza

Hair Assistant

Sebastian Estrella

Driver

Pascal Fabien

Color Timer

Araceli Farace

Makeup Assistant

Marcia Faria

Assistant Director

Ernesto Felder

Camera Assistant

Juan Fernandez

Key Grip

Severino Ferreira Dos Santos

Production Assistant

Eric Ferrer

Stunt Double

Agustin Ferrero

Security

Marcelo Firmano

Stunt Coordinator

Sergio Fraga Machado

Pilot

Laura Franses

Assistant

Frank Gaeta

Supervising Sound Editor

Lauro Galindo

Adr Mixer

Francisco Garasto

Driver

Delia Garcia

Wardrobe Assistant

Jaime Garcia

Casting Assistant

Jose Luis Garcia Espina

Location Manager

Cristian Garcia Scarampi

Location Assistant

Alejandro Gaston Mondello

Assistant Property Master

Marilu Gatica

Production

+ric Gautier

Director Of Photography

+ric Gautier

Dp/Cinematographer

Thierry Gazaud

Post-Production

Eileen Gibson

Assistant

Patrick Giraudi

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Ariel Godoy

Hair Assistant

Haroldo Gomes Torres

Transportation

Luiz Gonzaga Hermes

Pilot

Alberto Gonzalez

Caterer

Juan Gonzalez

Caterer

Maria Gowland

Script Supervisor

Alberto Granado

Source Material (From Book: "With Che Through Latin America")

Paul Grindey

Business Affairs

Ernesto Guevara

Source Material (From Book: "The Motorcycle Diaries")

Juan Pablo Gugliotta

Production Assistant

Gustavo Guida

Driver

Mariana Guido

Legal Counsel

Belen Guillen

Coordinator

Ariel Guillermo Mondello

Assistant Property Master

Roberto Guisado

Caterer

Ruben Gutierrez

Titles

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Leo Haidar

Legal Counsel

Anibal Haran

Electrician

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

John Harris Iii

Photography

Sara Hemlinger

Special Effects Assistant

Laurence Henaff

Assistant

Cecilia Herrara Sanchez

Production Assistant

Cecilia Herrera

On-Set Dresser

Leslie Hinojosa

Wardrobe Assistant

Bill Holderman

Assistant

Manuel Huebner

Unit Manager

Terry Isted

Sound Department

Isabelle Julien

Color Timer

Gonzalo Justiniano

Production Supervisor

Jacqueline Justo

Hair Assistant

Donna Kail

Assistant

Anibal Kerpel

Music Editor

Anibal Kerpel

Rerecording

Andrea Lakin

Rerecording

Eduardo F Landivar

Makeup Assistant

Juan Carlos Laulate Huanaquiri

Swing Gang

Carlos Lavy Luna

Painter

Claudio Leiva

Assistant Director

Samuel Leon

Assistant Director

Samuel Leon

Local Casting

Eduardo Eidt Letti

Pilot

Patricio Libenson

Dialogue Editor

Patricio Libenson

Adr Supervisor

Martine Libert

Property Master

Leandro Lima

Sound Department

Monica Lima

Production Coordinator

Shany Littman

Assistant

Sebastian Llimos

Wardrobe Assistant

Frederic Lombardo

Camera

Octavio Lopez Silva

Carpenter

Stephen Lotwis

Music Editor

Emiliano Lozano

Assistant

Fidencio Macanilla Aranda

Carpenter

Maria Fatima Macera

Costumes

Film Details

Also Known As
Carnets de voyage, Dagbok från en motorcykel, Diarios de Motocicleta, Die Reise des jungen Ché, I diari della motocicletta, Motociklininko dienoraszis, Motorcycle Diaries, Motorsykkeldagbøkene, Reise des jungen Ché, diari della motocicletta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Filmfour; PathT International; Pathe Image; Tu Vas Voir Productions; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Focus Features; A-Film Distribution; Acme Film; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Focus Features; Golden Scene; Golden Village; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Rialto Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Ster-Kinekor; Universal Music Distribution; Vertigo Films (Spain); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Argentina, Peru, Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Award Wins

Best Song

2004

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Foreign Language Film of the Year by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the Ecumenical Prize at the 2004 Cannes Festival.

Winner of two 2004 awards including Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Film Music by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Released in United States Fall September 24, 2004

Limited Release in United States September 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2005

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States February 2004

Released in United States August 2004

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States January 2005

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-22, 2002.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 5-15, 2004.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Night) August 18-29, 2004.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25, 2004.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Cine Latino) January 6-17, 2005.

Based on the diaries that 23-year-old Che Guevara kept, while on a hard-drinking motorcycle journey around South America in the early 1950s.

Focus Features acquired North American distribution rights at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for a reported sum of $3-$4 million.

Released in United States Fall September 24, 2004

Limited Release in United States September 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2005

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-22, 2002.)

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 15-25, 2004.)

Released in United States February 2004 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 5-15, 2004.)

Released in United States August 2004 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Night) August 18-29, 2004.)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25, 2004.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Cine Latino) January 6-17, 2005.)

The Country of Brazil