A 60 km/h| 1hr : 36mins
Director: Facundo Marguery | Producer: Juan Pedro Pyeirua, Matias Sabah
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Uruguay
The Citroen MÃ©hari is a lightweight all-terrain vehicle: 600 cc, two-cylinder and 28 HP, with a maximum speed of 60 kilometers (37 miles) per hour. Divorced and lonely, a Uruguayan named Mario Sabah decided to realize a longtime dream for his 50th birthday and tour the world in this car. So he quit his job and fixed up the blue MÃ©hari that once served as the family wagon. Together with a camera and his two sons, he then embarked on a 150,000-kilometer (93,000-mile) journey across 45 countries and five continents.
Once on the road, it doesn't take long for tensions to mount. After a clash of personalities halfway through Latin America, Mario continues alone, all the way to Canada. Sometimes he drives 600 kilometers at a stretch without even realizing it. "Do not ask me what happened in the middle, because I cannot tell you." Once he is way up north, he puts the MÃ©hari on the boat to Spain, and from there he travels through Europe, Asia and even Australia, defying heat, rain, dirt and all forms of chaos along the way - with plenty of stamina, far too little money and at a speed that's crucial to the story. In the words of his son Mattias, "At 60 kilometers per hour, you're like a chameleon. You go slowly, transforming along with the landscape you're going through."