Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by
When Niki Lauda and James Hunt are racing at the Nurburgring, both cars go into the pits to change to dry weather tyres. Before Lauda leaves the pits, Hunt is shown driving around the renowned Carousel corner before Lauda had left the pits. This corner is is around 2 thirds of the way through the circuit, and would be approximately 5 minutes away given the conditions. See more »
Twenty five drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year two of us die. What kind of person does a job like this? Not normal men, for sure. Rebels, lunatics, dreamers. People who are that desperate to make a mark, and are prepared to die trying. My name is Niki Lauda, and racing people know me for two things. The first is my rivalry with him.
I don't know why it became such a big thing. We were just drivers busting each other's balls. To me this is perfectly...
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10/10. Best Picture of the year, of 14 years. Genius movie.
Honestly, I watch a sh*t ton of movies. I'm a filmmaker myself. I like to be inspired and to inspire others. You can't deny when you see something and you're like..."Wow. F*ck. That really hit home." Well, Wow. F*ck. That really hit home. I went to see this movie thinking, "the trailer looks cool, I'm a big Ron Howard fan, and I love racing cars." But by no means did I think this movie would breach my Top 3 of all time. No movie has in the past 14 years or so. If you like racing cars, suspense, action, love and romance... hell, if you like watching movies at all or even hearing a good story. Do yourself a favour, and watch this movie. How many movies have 2 main characters you fall in love with? Best Picture of the year, the last 14 years.
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