Next week, February 21, will premiere a new film about an old 22-mile ring nürburgring, built in 1927.
Feature-length documentary, called “Green hell”, will tell about the history of the legendary tracks in Afele and show previously unpublished footage and interviews with former and current racers of Formula 1, such as Hans-Joachim Pieces, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Mass and Lewis Hamilton. As the storytellers behind the scenes was made by Murray Walker and Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft.
The author of the picture was an Austrian film Director, screenwriter, producer and composer Kines Michael Hannes, a few years ago who directed a documentary about the three-time world champion Niki Lauda called “Lauda: the untold story”.
“Shooting the film about Lauda, I am very interested in the topic of the Nurburgring, told the Guests in an interview with James Allen. We immediately began to think about creating distinct patterns. The entire 90-year history of this route is interesting in itself”.
In the new film will be submitted to a detailed interview with Lauda about his attitude to the Nurburgring, where an accident in 1976 almost claimed his life.
“It is very important that no one rider was never seen at the Nurburgring race track only, – has explained to the Guests. They always saw her as an enemy, ally, monster. Lauda is very important in this story, as it always simultaneously loved and hated the Nurburgring.
An interview he gave, actually very emotional for such a pragmatic person. Although when it comes to 1 August 1976 [the day of the accident Lauda], he always becomes very emotional.”
“Green hell” also includes a number of interviews with the riders of the past, telling about the difficulties of driving on the Nordschleife.
“In General, they all told me the same thing – continued Shalle. – First of all, it’s incredibly long range – if the usual race track the passage of time takes 1.5-2 minutes, then it requires 7 to 9 minutes. The distance of the race is not 50, and 7 circles.
The track consists of ascents and descents, and because of the fact that along the rings of the trees, it’s always dark.
It so happens that on the starting grid the sun is shining, and on the other side of the rain. During the filming for two days it snowed and then cleared up and warmed the air up to 30 degrees Celsius. It is a region with very extreme climate.”
As expected, the “Green Inferno” will be only the first movie about the famous race tracks. In the future, the company Shall – Moonlake Entertainment – plans to shoot a documentary about Monaco, Silverstone, Le Mans.
“I think the most important thing in a film about the Nurburgring – human achievements. We wanted to tell about the people who built the track, the racers, the speakers there, he said. Viewers will see a story about a true racing legend. They will witness the history of the field of battle – nürburgring was built on land soaked with blood in the times of medieval wars – and now the world’s most famous test ground for any racing car.”
Executive producer of the film bill Lewis added: “Historically, Motorsport has always been a combination of man, machine and nature. Many routes that were built over the last 10-15 years, there is not enough natural natural. But Nordschleife is the true nature and the incredible experience of piloting”.
Premiere of “Green hell” will take place on 21st February in cinemas in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.
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