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Lauda: The Untold Story (2014)

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In 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, Lauda: The Untold Story explains what happened on that fateful, and near ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Mark Weber Mark Weber ... Himself
Jochen Mass Jochen Mass ... Himself
Hans Joachim Stuck Hans Joachim Stuck ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Audetto Daniel Audetto ... Himself
David Coulthard ... Himself
Lewis Hamilton ... Himself
James Hunt ... Himself
Niki Lauda ... Himself
Nico Rosberg Nico Rosberg ... Himself
Jackie Stewart ... Himself
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In 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, Lauda: The Untold Story explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nurburgring, then follows Lauda's courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later. The film also investigates the impact that his crash had not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motor-sport legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Marc Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass. Lauda: The Untold Story is a must-see for all motor-sport fans.

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The thrilling and miraculous journey of a Formula One legend.


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Austria | UK

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1 October 2014 (Austria) See more »

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LAUDA - The untold story See more »

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Inspirational, Educational, Insightful and Entertaining
30 July 2015 | by EvoFilmsUKSee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to be in the audience at the live event cinema launch for this film and witness the subsequent Q&A session with a panel of experienced Formula 1 and motor racing dignitaries.

The atmosphere around the event was tremendous and it was clear to see that Lauda earned the respect and admiration of not only his peers but every subsequent generation of drivers and fans.

The film itself is superbly made and delivered with a passion and yet neutrality that perfectly compliments the subject matter. Lauda's amazing survival and comeback are put in context not only of the man but also the wider implications for the improvements in safety and changes to the sport it directly influenced.

I would highly recommend this as one of the best documentaries I've seen about Formula 1 and an inspiring and universal story.


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