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Documentary, Sport 1h 46m 2011

AroView: A thrilling motor-racing documentary on the fast life and times of Formula One legend and Brazilian hero, Ayrton Senna.

An exemplar of the documentary form that charts the long-time rivalry with Frenchman Alain Prost, whose arrogant, defensive style and hard-nosed appearance makes the perfect foil for South America’s reluctantly heroic poster boy. The richness of this drama and the archival material available dispenses with a need for a narrator, and forms the backbone of a story that compounds sporting ethics, flag-waving, sex, money, nostalgia and some stunning high-speed action, before finally culminating as a fairy tale tragedy of epic proportions.

“A documentary with the pace of a thriller, a story of motors and machines that is beyond compelling because of the intensely human story it tells.” ~Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times

Director

Asif Kapadia

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Japanese

Subtitles

English

Countries

USA, France, UK

Studio

NBC Universal