Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Motocycle Diaries

A friend of mine suggested me to see this movie… so I got the CD and was quite surprised that the whole movie was in Argentina language (ok, I think it is Argentina as it is about 2 people from Argentina). But was happy to see the dialogues appearing on screen in English, it was hard for me to read and see the movie…but I managed it..

Dr. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la SernaNow, about the movie.. it’s a good one.. about 2 guys, a doc and a bio chemist.. these 2 get bored of there life’s.. the same routine… going to the same class every day and listening to the same lectures.. they find very hard and think of going out on trip.. a trip of 12000 km.. a trip of whole south America… ya, quite interesting guys.. they pack everything.. they know that they do not have enough money to complete the journey.. may be even half of it.. but they start on good motorcycle..

They start from Argentina… go down south.., then Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil and back home..

Guess what they might have seen and gone through, one of them even losses his girl friend who cannot wait for him… but the journey continues.. on there way they talk to communists, people with no money, people living in coal mines, then they reach a leprosy institute.. as they are docs.. they start helping people over there and spend quite some time there.. btw, they had to sell of there bike…

It’s a very good movie, no story in particular.. Interesting thing.. It’s a true story and the doc who keeps on writing letters to his mother every night goes on to become a rebel leader..

Couple of dialogues from that movie..

“lets marry a girl here, settle here, get the confidence of people, get them together and start a revolution”

The other guys says..

“ we cannot win revolution without guns..”

And here is something about one of the doctors.. on the motocycle…

“Dr. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna (June 14, 1928¹October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara or el Che, was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrilla leader. Guevara was a member of Fidel Castro's "26th of July Movement", which seized power in Cuba in 1959. After serving various important posts in the new government, Guevara left Cuba in 1966 with the hope of fomenting revolutions in other countries, first in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and later in Bolivia, where he was captured in a CIA-organized military operation. It is believed by some that the C.I.A. wished to keep Guevara alive for interrogation, but he died at the hands of the Bolivian Army near Vallegrande in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in early October, 1967. The details surrounding his death are cloudy, but many believe the Bolivian government purposefully executed him in order to avoid a public trial and potential martyrization of Che's image. After his death, Guevara became a hero of Third World socialist revolutionary movements, as a theorist and tactician of asymmetric warfare. He also became a popular icon for revolution and left-wing political ideals in Western culture.”


sree surya kumar said...

ana good one anna and its also good that you are in a regular habit keep up the spirit

Santosh S Kumar said...

surya, regular habit?? what is that you are talking about?