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The Motorcycle Diaries Communist nostalgia. In Walter Salles' road film, Gael García Bernal plays Ernesto Guevara in 1952, years before he became the martyr/guru Che....The Motorcycle DiariesBiography, DramaPT126MR Communist nostalgia. In Walter Salles' road film, Gael García Bernal plays Ernesto Guevara in 1952, years before he became the martyr/guru Che....2004-10-08Focus Features
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The Motorcycle Diaries

Genre: Biography, Drama; Starring: Rodrigo De La Serna, Gael García Bernal; Director: Walter Salles; Author: Jose Rivera; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Focus Features

Communist nostalgia. In Walter Salles’ road film, Gael García Bernal plays Ernesto Guevara in 1952, years before he became the martyr/guru Che. The character is little more than a noble, passive bourgeois, which lets the audience project their fantasies of Che onto Bernal’s deeply uninteresting performance.

Originally posted October 8 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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