Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Gael Garcia Bernal) is a thoughtful, always honest 23 year old medical student, and his 29 year old biochemist friend, Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) is a fun loving womanizer not above conning for food, shelter and female company. They leave their homes in Buenos Aires to explore South America on a 1939 Norton 500 motorcycle, "The Magnificent One.". On their eight-month journey they visit Ernesto's girlfriend who sends a "Dear Ernesto" letter a couple of month later, and crash the motorcycle a lot until they end up walking and hitching. The two friends meet people cheated out of their homes and livelihood, start calling Ernesto "Che," and end their journey volunteering at a leper colony on the Amazon, both realizing they are more socially and politically aware. Che and Alberto part when Che returns to Buenos Aires and Alberto to a nice job in Venezuela.
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