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The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries very recently.

This movie portrays Che and his pal Ernesto as a bumbling Latin Butch and Sundance , so likeable here that Pinochet would fall in love with them and buy them lunch. We see gorgeous shots of Latin America, and see the social injustice that made these sons of privilege become " revolutionaries ".

Only one problem--while Che was undeniably committed to his cause, he very soon grew into a stone-cold killer of Cubans, organizer of firing squads. As far from a romantic idealist as has walked the earth.

This is a propaganda film. Charming, but morally dishonest.

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