Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth
“Hunt is played by the Australian star Chris Hemsworth, his shampooed mane swishing and shirt permanently open, enjoying the birds and the clubs – the Rod Stewart of the race world. He’s shown swigging champers and taking a cheeky puff of weed before climbing into the car, rather in the way athletes of an earlier era trained on fish and chips. Meanwhile, the scowling Lauda, rat-faced and jealous of Hunt’s joie de vivre, notes how the Brit might get sloppy, undisciplined – and beaten over the championship long haul. He is shrewdly and sympathetically played by Daniel Brühl.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Drenched in speed and machismo this is the story of racetrack rivalry. Nicki Lauder glowers marvellously while James Hunt creates a legend. But who is the hero?