Michael Schumacher Documentary Film to Tell Formula One Racing Legend’s Story

Variety | 5/11/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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The first official feature documentary about Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher is in the final stages of production, with award-winning German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns directing. Rocket Science will launch sales at Cannes.

“Schumacher” will tell the eponymous sporting star’s story. He is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships. Five of those were won consecutively with the iconic Ferrari team.

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The German driver is recognized as one of the best Formula One drivers of all time. After making a comeback, he finally retired in 2012. In 2013, he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident that left him in an induced coma for six months, from which he is still in recovery.

The sports star’s family support the film. There will be rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage. It will be framed by Schumacher’s 50th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his first World Championship victory.

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There will be interviews with the racing champion’s family, and his sporting companions and competitors, covering Schumacher as the merciless Formula One driver, the ambitious child, the down-to-earth mechanic, and the family man.

Sabine Kehm, speaking for...
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