Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
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Schumacher documentary in the works and headed to Cannes

Schumacher documentary in the works and headed to Cannes

Later this year a documentary film on the life of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is set to be released. His skiing accident in the French resort of Meribel on 29 December 2013, a little over a year after his retirement from motor racing, nearly cost him his life and left him in a coma after he crashed into a rock and suffered a traumatic brain injury, despite wearing a helmet.

The film will "explore the many facets of this complex man - the merciless Formula One driver, the ambitious boy with the dream, the down-to-earth mechanic, the dependable team player, and the devoted friend and father".

Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm said of the film: "Michael's outstanding career merits a celebration 25 years after the first of his seven world titles. Without their support, this film would not have been possible", he said.

Michael Schumacher, born in Hürth, Germany, is the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time with 91 Grand Prix victories.

A film that seeks explanations and provides answers without glossing over things, the name Michael Schumacher still electrifies people all over the world.

The German driver is recognized as one of the best Formula One drivers of all time.

"We are very happy this film is in such sensitive and ambitious hands". Kammertöns is the senior editor of Hamburg weekly newspaper Die Zeit and has worked on TV documentaries for ARD and Arte. 14 FILM are producing along with DCM, who will release the film in German-speaking territories.

Rocket Science is the film's executive producer and will handle global sales set to begin at this year's Cannes film festival.

Together, Wech and Kammertons have made Gunter Sachs: Der Lebenskunstler, Der Mann, der Udo Jurgens ist and Boris Becker: Der Spieler, which were licensed to several European television stations and Netflix.

"It is time for a film", added Nöcker.

Titled "Schumacher", the film will tell the story of how he went from karting to dominating the world stage of motorsport and is expected to be the first time his family have spoken about the accident that almost cost him his life. "And it goes without saying that we are very much aware of the great responsibility we bear here", she stated.

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