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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.
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.
Senna -- Clip: Japan 90 - 2nd Collision


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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (Japan) See more »
The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived. See more »
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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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 15 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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truly mind blowing movie See more (111 total) »


  (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
Evan Hayes .... production executive: Working Title
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 
Production Management
Fernando Marron .... production manager
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)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ayrton Senna: Beyond the Speed of Sound" - Japan (English title) (promotional title)
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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and disturbing images
106 min | Japan:162 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

The producer James Gay-Rees and writer Manish Pandey had a meeting with the family of Ayrton Senna in March 2006. They made a 40-minute presentation about what they would do in the documentary, which convinced them to authorize and support the project. The presentation was called "The Life and Death of Ayrton Senna".See more »
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." This is now inaccurate following the death of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi following injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.See more »
Jean-Marie Balestre:The best decision is my decision!See more »
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65 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
truly mind blowing movie, 9 June 2011
Author: mrssll1 from United Kingdom

Throughout the movie, you start to see how Senna is much more than a racing driver. senna's passion for his country and his fans are second to none. The movies well balanced makes. for a truly entertaining movie. The sadness surrounding senna's is subtle and delicatly done. Nobody comes out bad in this movie.

The director has not used any cgi or any reconstructions. The material is completely archived and well put together. The movie won an award last year for documentary of the year, which is truly deserved.

On the big screen the onboard cameras add tension and gives a true sensation of speed.

I love this film as it suits all f1 and none f1 fans. Senna was loved and ,admired all over the world. This is evident as the movie progresses.

Truly magnificent film and well worth seeing.

All thats for me to say is go see it.... ENJOY!!!

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