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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.

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Awards:
  • Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 17 wins & 17 nominations.
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself
Frank Williams ...
Himself
Ron Dennis ...
Himself
Viviane Senna ...
Herself
Milton da Silva ...
Himself
Neide Senna ...
Herself
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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 (archiveFootage) (as Casseta & Planeta)
Rubens Barrichello ...
Himself
Luiz Fernando Lima ...
Himself
Riccardo Patrese ...
Himself
Bernie Ecclestone ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bisignano ...
Himself
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Journalist Globo TV
Prince Rainier of Monaco ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Adrian Newey ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Pierre Van Vliet ...
Himself
Murray Walker ...
Himself
Richard Williams ...
Himself
Claire Chazal ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Emerson Fittipaldi ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Itamar Franco ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Adriane Galisteu ...
Herself (uncredited)
Damon Hill ...
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Paulo Miklos ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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(uncredited) (voice)
Xuxa ...
Herself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Asif Kapadia

Written by

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Manish Pandey ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Bell ... archive producer
Chris Berend ... producer
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

Music by

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Antonio Pinto

Cinematography by

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Jake Polonsky ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Chris King
Gregers Sall

Editorial Department

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Matt Adams ... digital intermediate consultant
Matthew Benns ... data operations manager
Paul Ensby ... colorist / 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

Production Management

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Fernando Marron ... production manager

Sound Department

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Tim Cavagin ... re-recording mixer / supervising re-recording mixer
Giancarlo Dellapina ... sound recordist
Stephen Griffiths ... supervising sound editor
Keith Partridge ... foley engineer
Andy Shelley ... supervising sound editor
Steve Single ... re-recording mixer
Barnaby Smyth ... foley artist and editor

Music Department

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Paula Anhesini ... music re-recording mixer assistant
Fernanda Cardoso ... composer: additional music / music creative assistant / music programmer
Kirsten Errington ... music consultant (as Kirsten Lane)
Samuel Ferrari ... composer: additional music / musician: electric guitar
Marilia Franco ... executive music producer
Marcelo Jaffé ... musician: string quartet
Zeno Mainardi ... score recording engineer
Thacio Palanca ... score engineer assistant
Nelson Rios ... musician: string quartet
Luís Paulo Serafim ... music recording engineer
Betina Stegmann ... musician: string quartet
Bob Suetholz ... musician: string quartet
Armando Torres Jr. ... music re-recording mixer
Samuel Ferrari ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Raquel Alvarez ... production coordinator
Jonas Amarante ... production assistant
Christina Angeloudes ... legal and business affairs: manager
John Bisignano ... key contributor
Matt Curtis ... titles
Ron Dennis ... key contributor
Chloe Dorigan ... assistant: Tim Bevan
Kate Fasulo ... production coordinator: Working Title
Nick Ford ... video operations
Ben Galster ... junior researcher
Reginaldo Leme ... key contributor
Dana O'Keefe ... sales agent
Katherine Pomfret ... assistant to Eric Fellner
Alain Prost ... key contributor
Neide Senna ... key contributor
Viviane Senna ... key contributor
Cara Shine ... assistant to producer: Eric Fellner
Mark Trend ... video operations
Pierre Van Vliet ... key contributor
Sid Watkins ... key contributor
Frank Williams ... key contributor
Richard Williams ... key contributor
Oz Thakkar ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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James Allen ... special thanks
John Allert ... special thanks
Nick Angel ... special thanks
Laurence Anthony ... special thanks
Anna Barnes ... special thanks
Simon Barnes ... special thanks
Matt Bishop ... special thanks
David Blandon ... special thanks
Justine Bowen ... special thanks
Martin Brundle ... special thanks
Galvão Bueno ... special thanks
Adilson Carvalho ... special thanks
Sue Charles ... special thanks
Liam Clogger ... special thanks
Nuno Cobra ... special thanks
Kathryn Craig ... special thanks
Bernie Ecclestone ... special thanks
Brice Gaeta ... special thanks
Adriane Galisteu ... special thanks
Kate George ... thanks
Wagner Gonzalez ... special thanks
Lewis Hamilton ... special thanks
Maurice Hamilton ... special thanks
Veronique Hassid ... thanks
David Hodgkinson ... special thanks
Ian Holmes ... special thanks
Josef Leberer ... special thanks
Dario Mitidieri ... special thanks
Jonathan Nicholas ... special thanks
Marios Nicolaou ... special thanks
Owen O'Mahoney ... special thanks
Roman Osin ... special thanks
Gilles Peterson ... special thanks
Alfredo Popescu ... special thanks
Jo Ramírez ... special thanks (as Jo Ramirez)
Clare Robertson ... special thanks
Carlos Sanchez ... special thanks
Ayrton Senna ... very special thanks
Sarah Shortt ... special thanks
Marcus Smith-Willson ... special thanks
Murray Walker ... special thanks
Jonathan Williams ... special thanks
Sacha Woodward-Hill ... special thanks
Xuxa ... special thanks (as Maria da Graca Meneghel)
Adriane Rocha Yamin ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ayrton Senna: Beyond the Speed of Sound (Japan, English title)
  • Ayrton Senna: Onsoku no Kanata e (Japan)
  • Сенна (Russia)
  • Сенна (Ukraine)
  • Senna: O Brasileiro, O Herói, O Campeão (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,193,497, 06 Jul 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the first film about Ayrton Senna that had the approval and support of his family and also the organization of Formula One Management, which gave unprecedented images of Senna. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 3 June 2011 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Requiem See more »
Crazy Credits While the credits roll, we see home movies by the Senna family. See more »
Quotes Sid Watkins: [after the death of Roland Ratzenberger] Ayrton got very, very upset and cried a bit, and that's when I said to him, you know Ayrton you've been three times world champion, you're the fastest man in the world, and you like fishing. So I said why don't you quit, and I'll quit, and we'll just go fishing. And he said Sid, I can't quit.
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