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Senna (2010)

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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director:

Asif Kapadia

Writer:

Manish Pandey
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 18 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayrton Senna ... Self (archive footage)
Reginaldo Leme Reginaldo Leme ... Self (voice)
John Bisignano John Bisignano ... Self (voice)
Neide Senna Neide Senna ... Self (voice)
Richard Williams Richard Williams ... Self (voice)
Mili Okada Mili Okada ... Self, Fuji TV (archive footage)
Ron Dennis Ron Dennis ... Self (voice)
Viviane Senna Viviane Senna ... Self (voice)
Alain Prost ... Self (voice)
Pierre Van Vliet Pierre Van Vliet ... Self (voice)
Vera Lucia Caixeta Vera Lucia Caixeta ... Self (archive footage)
Arnaldo Jabor Arnaldo Jabor ... Self (archive footage)
Xuxa Xuxa ... Self (archive footage)
Jean-Marie Balestre Jean-Marie Balestre ... Self (archive footage)
Martin Donnelly Martin Donnelly ... Self (archive footage)
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Storyline

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. 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. Written by Anonymous

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No Fear. No Limits. No Equal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ayrton Senna is seen on a 1988 Christmas TV show with Xuxa Meneghel, who kisses him five times to wish him a Happy New Year, Happy 1990, Happy 1991, Happy 1992, and Happy 1993. In 1994, he was involved in a survivable collision on a not particularly difficult corner; he suffered no bruising, and not one bone was broken, but the car crashed at the exact angle for its suspension shaft to hit his helmet. Ayrton died of brain damage mere months after Xuxa's lucky kisses ran out. See more »

Goofs

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.

Also, two marshals have been killed during races in Italy and Australia. There is also the F1 test driver Maria de Villota, who died as a result of an accident during testing. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Marie Balestre: The best decision is my decision!
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Crazy Credits

While the credits roll, we see home movies by the Senna family. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK blu-ray edition includes extended version at a running time of 162 minutes See more »


Soundtracks

Strange Justice
From the motion picture "Perfect Stranger"
Written and performed by Antonio Pinto
Courtesy of Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Gripping, moving..frightening
22 October 2011 | by rajat01See all my reviews

A must see for formula 1 and motor-sport fans. Formula 1 used to be different from what we see today and, in addition to this unique insight into Ayrton's life, it also brings a lot of F1's skeletons out of the closet.

I have never watched a documentary so moving. Right from the brilliant on-board footage of the racing cars to very real narrative by Ayrton himself.

Brilliant work. The entire film is made with archived footage, most of which is very rare. The filmmakers do a great job of bringing some of the key characters in F1, and in Ayrton's personal life to the forefront.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 May 2011 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,497, 14 August 2011

Gross USA:

$1,612,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,197,661
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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