Byr Asif Kapadia

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2011-08-12
  • Rate: PG-13
  • Lenght: 1h 46min
  • Director: Asif Kapadia
  • Producer: Universal Pictures
  • Country: France, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
From 774 Certification


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 Brazil as a Saint.



  • True champion

    By Detective Jonesy
    Best documentary I’ve ever seen. Witness a champion with an inextinguishable fire inside to be the best version of himself—as a Formula-1 driver and human being.
  • Excellent

    By Jadeventure
    Worth the money. Great story well told!
  • Senna

    By Awesomeeee..
    At fist i didn’t knowing who he was or why, after seeing make me so nostalgic. I enjoyed it and is on of mi biggest films
  • ❤️

    By Megi1706
    I love him so much !!! He is the Greatest! The only one ! Must see this movie!
  • One of the greatest movies of all time.

    By lone eyeball
    That is a lot to say, I realize. I have watched thousands of movies in my lifetime. And I cannot recall being as moved, as affected by a character. The movie is a true documentary. Every second of footage is archival, images of Senna and his world as he enters and ultimately departs the world of Formula 1 racing in a lethal crash in 1994. Part of the power of the movie comes from the personality of Aryton Senna. As a driver, Senna was a once-in-a-century talent. Operating at the highest level of of an international sport, Senna dominated, smashing record after record. To this day, most F1 enthusiasts would call him the greatest driver of all time. But Senna as a movie succeeds so well because it is able to trace the rise and fall of a character that may have been doomed from birth. Blessed and cursed with a superhuman drive to win, Senna lived his life consumed to chase a freedom that he believed would come with victory. Freedom would never be his. The politics of the sport, the burdens of a nation's hopes, the ever-present competition from new drivers: all combined taint his dream of a pure victory. But when he could not taste freedom, he would drive hard, faster, and take even greater risks. What becomes apparent, watching footage of Senna, is that he could never achieve happiness through racing. He chased something deeper and more elusive. A marvelling achievement in film.
  • One of the best film

    By Chia k
    Celebrating the great lives lives by this inspiring F1 legend It genuinely makes you feel that you are there with him.
  • Amazing!

    By S.Shiz
    This is so worth watching even if you are not into F1.
  • Laughable...

    By Grillmaster2399
    To me, this "documentary", seems to be little more than a PR piece that tries to keep the former racer's name in the public eye. It seems as if one combed through thousand hours of interviews and footage clips, abandoned objectivity (which is the cardinal sin for any kind of documentary work), and finally used the 140 plus minutes that served the filmmaker's purpose. I was really looking forward to seeing this film when I first heard of it's production, however after seeing "Senna" I was extremely disappointed. (Note: If you are a Senna fan, then you may really enjoy this, as it shows him in the absolute most favorable light imaginable...) P.S. I gave this film 1 star, as there was no option for a lower rating. *Please remember, that these are my views and opinions, and if yours differ, know that I fully respect your right to them. -Cheers
  • Incredible

    By Jearcev
    Go from excitement to tears. Follow the real documented story of a great athlete and person. You forget it's a documentary. Suitable for everyone, even if you know nothing of Formula 1.
  • best ever

    By williamyum3
    one word. inspiring .. for the young and stupid..theres a valid message don't have to come from a poor family to learn these values of passion and kindness .. senna did not come from a broke faim and still brazil loved him. anyway My message being… poor is not cool … for you stupid brainwashed rap fanatics