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Senna (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Sport  |  12 November 2010 (Brazil)
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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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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself (archive footage)
Frank Williams ...
Ron Dennis ...
Viviane Senna ...
Milton da Silva ...
Neide Senna ...
Sid Watkins ...
Galvão Bueno ...
Reginaldo Leme ...
Gerhard Berger ...
Nelson Piquet ...
Nigel Mansell ...
Jean-Marie Balestre ...


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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No Fear. No Limits. No Equal. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Сенна  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$73,497 (USA) (12 August 2011)


$1,612,430 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Upon being hired, the director Asif Kapadia knew little about the life of Ayrton Senna and Formula 1. This was the intention of the producers, so he had a fair look at the film material. See more »


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 Vallota, who died as a result of an accident during testing. See more »


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truly mind blowing movie
9 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Throughout the movie, you start to see how Senna is much more than a racing driver. senna's passion for his country and his fans are second to none. The movies well balanced makes. for a truly entertaining movie. The sadness surrounding senna's is subtle and delicatly done. Nobody comes out bad in this movie.

The director has not used any cgi or any reconstructions. The material is completely archived and well put together. The movie won an award last year for documentary of the year, which is truly deserved.

On the big screen the onboard cameras add tension and gives a true sensation of speed.

I love this film as it suits all f1 and none f1 fans. Senna was loved and ,admired all over the world. This is evident as the movie progresses.

Truly magnificent film and well worth seeing.

All thats for me to say is go see it.... ENJOY!!!

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