Why watch this film?
The rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda on the racetracks was one of the most interesting in Formula 1 history. After all, we had Lauda's focus and cool blood against Hunt's bon-vivant and charismatic attitude, in a rivalry that also represented a time of transformation for the sport. All this seasoned with the tragic accident of the Austrian in the Nuburgring circuit, with the Ferrari driver not only surviving but overcoming terrible burns to return to the racetracks and continue competing for the 1976 world title. 'Rush' is a movie that recounts the main events of that fateful year, with great direction by Ron Howard ('A Beautiful Mind') and meticulously recreated racing sequences. Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth are great in their roles as the iconic drivers, in a feature film that delivers the right amount of action on the tracks and the human drama of the athletes and their teams.
During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda. 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.
Where to watch?
Available at home