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104 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Manish Pandey
Antonio Pinto
Jake Polonsky
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Working Title Films / Midfield Films. Producer: James Gay-Rees
Documentary | Sport Documentaries. Car Movies. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion Ayrton Senna (1960-1994). Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.
2011: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 5 documentaries of the Year
2011: BAFTA Awards: Best Documentary and Best Editing. 3 nominations
2011: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Documentary
2011: Satellite Awards: Best Documentary Feature
2011: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Documentary
2011: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay
2011: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Documentary. 2 Nominations
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