- Ron Howard
- United States, Germany, United kingdom
- Action, Biography, Drama
- Peter Morgan
- Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
- Universal Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment
Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die.
Two-time Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there's no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it's the heart-racing, epic, action-drama that critics are calling "one of the best movies of this, or any, year" (Pete Hammond, Movieline).
Festivals & Academy awards and others
Golden Globe Awards 2014
NOMINATIONS: Best Motion Picture - Drama- and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Daniel Brühl)
BAFTA Awards 2014
4 NOMINATIONS: Best British Film, Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Sound and Best Editing
Winner: Best Editing
Spain (27 of September 2013)