'El Viaje (The Voyage) (The Journey) (1992)' is, essentially, a road movie. Told in three parts, we begin in a bleak and desolate village in Southern America, the screen showing miles of a bleak snow-covered landscape. Introducing the main character, Martin, the first part of the film chronicles his home and school life, with unexpected dashes of humour sprinkled throughout. After a series of escalating events, he is propelled to begin the voyage - his search for his father. The second part of the movie, and the part I found most enjoyable, sees Martin encountering an array of interesting characters as he journeys across Latin America. The standout character here is undoubtedly Americo Inconcluso, played brilliantly by Kiko Mendive. He brings an unmatched radiance to the screen in a zany but highly enjoyable performance. As Martin's journey continues, the director, Fernando E. Solanas, evokes some powerful imagery and paints a boad picture of the struggling lives of those living in poverty. The third part of the film slows down somewhat as Martin gets close to the end of his journey, and the characters he meets aren't quite as fleshed out. Thankfully Americo Inconcluso returns briefly to add some spark to the film, and as Martin reflects on the issues of identity he has faced throughout his travels, played by Walter Quiroz, this last part of the film allows him to showcase his acting talents. The film reaches a pleasant conclusion, although not entirely satisfying. There is a great use of music sprinkled through the film, but some interesting loose ends are unfortunately not tied up. A better understanding of the political and social context may shed more light and give some of the events a weightier dramatical punch, but the film is still a pleasantly enjoyable experience regardless and provides an interesting character study of a young man coming to understand the world he inhabits.