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|Original title:||Ford vs Ferrari|
|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Approx. 152 min.|
|Rated:||6 years and older|
End of the 1950s racing driver Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) seems simply not to be stopped. But just as he celebrates his incredible victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he receives the devastating news that he has a heart condition that will prohibit him from racing in the future. But Shelby is a fighter who reinvents himself as a car designer and salesman in the face of his illness. Together with his grandiose test driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), Shelby wants to take on Enzo Ferrari's almost invincible cars. He was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company to build the ultimate racing car. But this undertaking proves to be more difficult than expected, especially since the two are repeatedly obstructed by massive interference on the part of their clients. But the duo doesn't give up and fights to the bitter end…
In "Le Mans 66 - Against Every Chance" director James Mangold tells the true story of two real racing legends. With outstanding performers and some extremely authentic racing sequences, Mangold quickly moves to the entertainment pole position with this movie. Now you might ask yourself: Do you have to be a fan of car racing to like this movie? The answer is quite clear: no! None of the colleagues with whom I talked after the film follows Formula 1 or other racing events. But all of them - myself included - were of the unanimous opinion that the film was extremely thrilling and offered entertainment at a very high level...
Due to the fact that Mangold manages the feat of captivating his audience for two and a half hours, even if you have nothing to do with the subject matter. The clever dialogues, the fascinating character drawing and the great play of the two main actors are simply a pleasure. It's fun to follow this story and you get so caught up in it that the racing sequences radiate a tremendous tension. Here one is literally pressed into the cinema chair and feverishly feverishes the duel Ford vs. Ferrari - as the film is also called in the original - in every second with.
Sicherlich, from the construction the film is a typical biopic. James Mangold cannot completely protect his production from the genre-typical clichés. However, the rest of the movie is so strong that small weaknesses can't harm the extremely positive overall picture. "Le Mans 66 - Against Every Chance" is the result of the collaboration of some outstanding talents and the best proof that even in multiplexes there is still room for sophisticated entertainment cinema. That's what it's all about: Absolutely worth seeing!
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