09 20 Oct '24
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Michael Mann


130' - 2023 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Michael Mann Composer: Daniel Pemberton With: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Hugh Jackman
The silver screen glows Ferrari-red in Michael Mann's prestigious biopic about the iconic Italian racing magnate and the horsepower that drove him. Adam Driver grapples with his demons as a speed demon, and Penélope Cruz shines in a brilliant role.
In the summer of 1957, sports car pioneer Enzo Ferrari is heading towards bankruptcy and a family crisis. Everything is at stake for the founder of the Formula 1 team that bears his name during the mythical car rally Mille Miglia. Michael Mann, the director of robust modern classics like Heat and Miami Vice makes this dream project come true at the age of eighty. The long-unfilmed script by Troy Kennedy Martin (known for The Italian Job), distilled from the biography Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine crystallizes Ferrari's life story into a characterful turning point. Adam Driver polishes up his best Italian accent for the lead role after House of Gucci, and Penélope Cruz steals the show as more than just Mrs. Ferrari. Even without a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, this rearing stallion has enough under the hood to fascinate and captivate even the biggest Formula 1 novice.
"In his first feature film in eight years, director Michael Mann passionately captures a life where the drive for success and the threat of disaster were intricately intertwined. (...) That rarest of films: the complex, complicated biopic. (Mann) creates haunting drama." - The Film Verdict

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Michael Mann


Daniel Pemberton


Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Hugh Jackman


Michael Mann, Troy Kennedy Martin

Director of Photography

Erik Messerschmidt


Pietro Scalia


Monika Bacardi, Thomas Hayslip, Andrea Iervolino, John Lesher, Michael Mann, Laura Rister, Thorsten Schumacher, Lars Sylvest, P.J. van Sandwijk, Gareth West


The Searchers

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Countries of production

Italy, United States of America, China, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

'Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine' (Brock Yates)




Michael Mann
Insurrection (short, 1968), Jaunpuri (short, 1971), 17 Days Down the Line (short, 1972), Thief (1981), The Keep (1983), Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), The Insider (1999), Ali (2001), Collateral (2004), Miami Vice (2006), Public Enemies (2009), Blackhat (2015), Ferrari (2023)

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