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Senna -- A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
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Senna -- A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
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Director:
Writer:
Manish Pandey (written by)
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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived. See more »
Plot:
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Truly excellent... See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ayrton Senna ... Himself (archive footage)

Alain Prost ... Himself
Frank Williams ... Himself
Ron Dennis ... Himself
Viviane Senna ... Herself
Milton da Silva ... Himself
Neide Senna ... Herself

Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Sid Watkins ... Himself
Galvão Bueno ... Himself
Reginaldo Leme ... Himself
Gerhard Berger ... Himself
Nelson Piquet ... Himself
Nigel Mansell ... Himself
Jean-Marie Balestre ... Himself
Bussunda ... Himself (archive footage) (as Casseta & Planeta)
Rubens Barrichello ... Himself
Luiz Fernando Lima ... Himself
Riccardo Patrese ... Himself
Bernie Ecclestone ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bisignano ... Himself
Prince Rainier of Monaco ... Himself (archive footage)
Adrian Newey ... Himself (archive footage)
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco ... Herself (archive footage)
Pierre Van Vliet ... Himself
Murray Walker ... Himself
Richard Williams ... Himself
Claire Chazal ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adriane Galisteu ... Herself (uncredited)
Damon Hill ... (voice) (uncredited)
Xuxa Meneghel ... Herself (uncredited)
Paulo Miklos ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Schumacher ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Asif Kapadia 
 
Writing credits
Manish Pandey (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
James Gay-Rees .... producer
Victoria Gregory .... line producer
Debra Hayward .... executive producer
Kevin Macdonald .... executive producer
Manish Pandey .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antonio Pinto 
 
Cinematography by
Jake Polonsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris King 
Gregers Sall 
 
Sound Department
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Cavagin .... supervising re-recording mixer
Giancarlo Dellapina .... sound recordist
Stephen Griffiths .... supervising sound editor
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer
Andy Shelley .... supervising sound editor
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Barnaby Smyth .... foley artist and editor
 
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate consultant
Matthew Benns .... data operations manager
Paul Ensby .... colorist
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Philip Hedgecock .... first assistant editor
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Jaime Leonard .... on-line editor
Begoña Lopez .... digital intermediate producer
Keith Mason .... assembly editor
Avdhesh Mohla .... assistant editor
Debs Richardson .... first assistant editor
Lee Twohey .... assistant colorist
 
Music Department
Paula Anhesini .... music re-recording mixer assistant
Fernanda Cardoso .... composer: additional music
Fernanda Cardoso .... music creative assistant
Fernanda Cardoso .... music programmer
Samuel Ferrari .... composer: additional music
Samuel Ferrari .... musician: electric guitar
Marilia Franco .... executive music producer
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant
Zeno Mainardi .... music recording engineer
Thacio Palanca .... score engineer assistant
Luís Paulo Serafim .... music recording engineer
Armando Torres Jr. .... music re-recording mixer
Samuel Ferrari .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raquel Alvarez .... production coordinator
Jonas Amarante .... production assistant
Christina Angeloudes .... legal and business affairs: manager
Paul Bell .... archive producer
Matt Curtis .... titles
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan
Kate Fasulo .... production coordinator: Working Title
Ben Galster .... junior researcher
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Katherine Pomfret .... assistant to Eric Fellner
Cara Shine .... assistant to producer: Eric Fellner
Oz Thakkar .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Nick Angel .... special thanks
Anna Barnes .... special thanks
Martin Brundle .... special thanks
Bernie Ecclestone .... special thanks
Kate George .... thanks
Lewis Hamilton .... special thanks
Veronique Hassid .... thanks
Roman Osin .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Ayrton Senna: Beyond the Speed of Sound" - Japan (English title) (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some strong language and disturbing images
Runtime:
106 min | Japan:162 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-3 | Germany:6 (f) | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46288)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Despite a limited release, it set a UK box office record for a documentary of £375,000 on its opening weekend.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At the end, a title card referring to Senna's fatal accident reads "There has not been a fatality in Formula One since." While it is true that no driver has since died in a Formula One race, three track marshals have died during a Grand Prix since 1994; two of them before the making of this movie (Italy 2000, Australia 2001, Canada 2013).See more »
Quotes:
Jean-Marie Balestre:The best decision is my decision!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wogan Signature MusicSee more »

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38 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Truly excellent..., 10 July 2011
Author: ajs-10 from United Kingdom

My local cinema is only small, it only has two screens and consequently, to make money, they have to show a lot of mainstream films. Most of these don't interest me too much and I sometimes despair that they will ever show anything like this. So you can imagine my surprise when the weekly email I receive from them listing the upcoming films included this little gem. I've had it on 'The List' (that's my 'To See' list for those that don't know) for some time and always thought I'd end up seeing it on TV. But no, the Picture House are showing it! Admittedly it's only for two screenings, but they're actually showing a film I never thought I'd see on the big screen.

Two of us went to the first screening; myself, a Formula One fan for many years and my buddy Dave, who isn't into Formula One but is a bit of a connoisseur of film. He had heard about this one and was interested to give it the once over. The film tells the story of the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna from his early days in carting through his rise to fame and fortune in Formula One to his untimely death in an accident in 1994. We are told about the feud he had with fellow driver, Alain Prost, and the battles they had both on and off the track. How he dealt with the politics of the sport and how he became a huge star, giving hope to millions, back home in Brasil. And also the thoughts of those involved in his life and career.

I love the way this film was put together, there is no commentary and no interviews with people made after the fact. It's all archive footage and interviews, mostly with Senna himself, that tells the story. As has been said many time before, real life can be so much better than fiction and this story has so much drama and emotion in it I firmly believe, in this case at least, it's true. The section of the film concerning his death I remember watching events unfold live on TV very well. It was the blackest day on Formula One history and I don't think I'll ever forget it. In the film it is very emotional and even Dave admitted to shedding a manly tear at one point.

To many, Ayrton Senna was the greatest driver ever to race in Formula One. I'll admit that I wasn't his greatest fan when he raced; I wanted the British drivers to win (of course). I always admired his talent though, and now I know more about him I am inclined to think that, yes, he was one of the greatest. This is a truly remarkable film and one I can highly recommend to fans of the sport and those that don't follow it. It's a remarkable story and one I'm sure you will find yourself thinking about for a long time afterwards.

My Score: 9.2/10

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