Alberto Granado, the motorcycle companion of Ernesto Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88. Walter Salles’ Oscar Winning film Motorcycle Diaries were based on his book.. (See BBC report
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.
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The Motorcycle Diaries is an adaptation ofa journal written by Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old in the early 1950s. He and his friend, Alberto Granado are typicalcollege students who, seeking fun and adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in order to do their medical residency at a leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie inwhich Ernesto and Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it’s about “two lives running parallel for a while.” The two best friends start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film isover, it’s clear what each man’s destiny has become.