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Senna (2010)

Senna (2010)

PG-13

netflix

This gripping sports biopic will enthrall its viewers, whether they're fans of Formula 1 or not

The Very Best

9.5

Movie

France, UK
English, French, Japanese
Documentary, History
2010
ASIF KAPADIA
Adriane Galisteu, Alain Prost, Arnaldo Jabor
106 min

What it's about

The remarkable story of Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

The take

If you're not a fan of F1 racing, you might not know who Ayrton Senna is. If you are, there is no way you don't know. However, this 2010 British-French documentary packs so much thrill and emotion, you don't have to be a racing enthusiast to be engrossed by it.

So, who is Ayrton Senna? At a time when F1 cars were +1000HP fire-breathing monsters and the grid was stacked with world champions, the Brazilian racing driver rose above the rest to take 3 world championships and win the fabled Monaco Grand Prix a record 6 times. At the age of 34, a devastating car crash took his life.

Director Asif Kapadia develops a compelling, emotional, and exhilarating portrait of F1 racing and the man that was Ayrton Senna. He is still considered by many to be one the best and most exciting racing drivers to have ever stepped into an F1 car. The documentary too, is a thrilling pursuit: moving, psychological intriguing and absolutely nerve-wracking!

Comments

Brilliant documentary, didn’t know much about F1 but I loved this. Recommended this to all my firends

Veryyyyy Goood Movie and fantastic driver. <3

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