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January 1, 2012

Senna








Director - Asif Kapadia

Genre - Documentary/Biography


An impeccably realized documentary about legendary Brazilian F1 driver, Ayrton Senna. Through the ups and downs of his career, we are shown the strength of his character and the moments which define him as much more than a well paid F1 driver. Loved and worshiped by Brazilians from all walks of life, he was an inspiration to millions at a time when his home country was in poverty and depression. The director Asif Kapadia deftly maneuvered the film with humor and tension-filled shots of races, often emphasizing with dramatic results the rivalry between Senna and Alain Prost, his nemesis on the race track. For those who know next to nothing about cars (including ourselves), this aspect is a relieve because heavy mention of the technical parts of F1 would have gone over our heads completely. All in all, this is the most exhilarating and moving documentary we've ever seen. Senna was truly a remarkable man and the film does justice to his legend.

5 STARS!

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3 comments:

jason @ motorsport sensors said...

It's a stunning film and moved me to tears!

Such a great loss to the sport and the film is very sympathetic to the feelings of the viewer.

Get the dvd to keep forever for when you need reminding just how good F1 used to be!

1minutefilmreview said...

Senna moved us a lot too. For his ultimately death and also for his passion in life. We should all learn to be more like him. To be more driven and appreciative of every minute that we breathe.

Thank you for your comment Jason.

Hana Ripperger-Suhler said...

Definitely agree with this review. Got me crying by the end. Very moving and very well done documentary.