RUSH (15)

Date Time
Fri 1st November 7.45pm
Sat 2nd November 7.45pm
Sun 3rd November 7.45pm

Dir. Ron Howard, USA/Germany/UK, 2013, 122 mins
Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed – handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Brühl). Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Ron Howards’s (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) film follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.

‘Like Hunt, it is sexy, funny, full of thrills. Like Lauda, it is intelligent, a bit blunt, but ultimately touching.’ – Ian Freer, Empire ****

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