• Jan 28th 2011 at 9:58AM
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Ayrton Senna biopic trailer – Click above for to watch video after the jump

When Ayrton Senna died at 34, he left a gaping hole in a sport that's cherished by tens of millions around the world. Seventeen years later, the documentary about his life entitled Senna has finally been shown to crowds at the Sundance Film Festival after a long gestation period, and the early reviews are glowing.

Screenwriter and Executive Producer Manish Pandey shared with the Sundance audience that he already showed the film to Ron Dennis, current chairman of McLaren Automotive and former boss of the successful McLaren Formula One racing team. Dennis is a tough man, known for being emotionless and extremely efficient with his time. However, after watching Senna, Dennis reportedly cried for 10 minutes and then spent the next two hour discussing the most un-tamed racing driver the world has ever known.

Follow the jump to watch a trailer for the film. With any luck, this documentary's showing at Sundance has already bagged it a distributor for wider release in the U.S.

[Source: LA Times, YouTube]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I cried then for a whole week.

      I couldn't make it to the cinema here in Brazil, but that's ok 'cause I'll certainly buy the BD when it hits the stores.

      Beautiful scene at 2:01 when he's with Fangio. I remember that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shoot...thought that was James Franco! I tellya, he'd make a good Senna in a biopic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jame Franco may look like Senna but, why would any of us want to settle for a hollywoodized biopic? The authentic footage is beautiful enough and no amount of acting ability could replicate the passion and fury of the incredible man Senna was, nor could it truly capture the essence of the untamed beasts these F1 cars of old were.

        I'm looking forward to seeing this film and I think Top Gear's tribute to Senna was a great lead-in to this film. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNmqn3heGgE

        May we never forget the man who brought us to the edge of our seats and left us breathless with every lap he drove.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If nobody picks this up in the US, someone in South America and/or Europe surely will. I can't wait to see this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This was playing at the movie theaters in Brasil while I was there for the past 2 months.
      • 4 Years Ago
      schumu is a tit sucking wimp compared to this man.
      More people visit his grave then elvis,maryiln monroe,michael jackson and jfk combined.
      Even Benie eccelstone, said he was the BEST driver he has ever seen!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is on my "must see" list. Hopefully it will be available on Blu-Ray later.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Firestone Firehawk Endurance series was a filler race for the F1 race in Montreal in 2000, 00, 01 when I met him in the pits in Montreal. He always signed his autographs "Bon Chance ....." The world has not been the same since.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He was my childhood hero and I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I found out he had died. I stopped watching F1 for 10 years after that and only returned years later. I will never forget my hero in that yellow helmet...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had tears in my eyes watching live in 94 and I have tears again. I will wait in any line, anywhere to see this movie!!

      • 4 Years Ago
      I was at Sundance last weekend. Too bad it wasn't playing then, I would have definitely gone to see it!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully it goes to disc sooner than later. I was one of the lucky ones who saw him drive (Detroit GP). I think the most telling thing about him was his ability in the wet... he was a man among boys in the rain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We were about the same age. I don't think I really appreciated how young he was during his reign at the top or when he died. very sad. I hope the flick is picked up for distribution in the States.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I need a t@#$&ent for this film.... Where is it???
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