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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:
An Exotic Tale of a Truly Unfathomable Legend See more (108 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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Additional Details

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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
Upon being hired, the director Asif Kapadia knew little about the life of Ayrton Senna and Formula 1. This was the intention of the producers, so he had a fair look at the film material.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 »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Bob (Edu K remix)See more »

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42 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
An Exotic Tale of a Truly Unfathomable Legend, 22 May 2011
Author: steve-61-293483 from Ottawa Ontario Canada

People could be forgiven for not remembering Ayrton Senna De'Silva. Almost 20 years after his death, the true intricacies that embroiled his career and personal life have yet to be unraveled, however this movie does a hell of a job connecting the two in perfect harmony. A bitter sweet taste is left in the mouth of the viewer as they watch a film with subtle undertones of competitiveness and strong hues of emotion. A soulful film, you really find yourself unraveling the charisma and Jues De Vivre that is Senna.

From the offset of the movie you find yourself in a somewhat cheerful, unknowing state, as it lightly unravels his early career in Formula 1, whilst hinting at the precursors that led him there. The hard, pressing, and very tight competition of him against Proust is another aspect that the viewer will find to be nail biting, as you truly begin to see the emotional aspect of Senna open at this point. Thus, the ending could come to a heartbreak to someone who had never heard of Senna. But alas, the legacy that lasts, transcends all documentaries, and all books. For the truly afflicted car/racing fan such as myself, you feel torn, and yet very motivated to be the best you can be.

To the regular viewer, you feel emotionally attached to a man who affected the lives of millions positively in his home country of Brazil. A perfect mix of a movie, in which you can watch as either an auto-racing fan, or someone who has never heard of Senna; It delivers on a highly emotional level, surrounding you in the warmth that he brought to many.

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