Truth In 24 II: Every Second Counts
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The Le Mans 24 Hours are a legend. They are mentioned in the same breath as the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. Since 1923, hundreds of thousands of motorsport enthusiasts have been flocking to La Sarthe year by year to experience the one-day race. To watch the protagonists in their sports cars battle for each place and each meter of tarmac with bated breath. The drivers cover 4,800 kilometers in 24 hours - almost as many as the Formula One racers in a whole year. Every Le Mans winner has gone down in history. The three Audi drivers André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler did so in a special way with the triumph they achieved in 2011. The film TRUTH IN 24 II documents the tenth and arguably most emotional triumph of the brand with the four rings at this sports car classic. After two Audi R18 TDI cars have retired following spectacular accidents, the remaining Audi fights a dramatic battle for overall victory with the three Peugeot 908 cars which the Audi trio ultimately decides in its favor with a narrow margin of 13 seconds. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running of the Le Mans 24 Hours with intimate insights into the team of Audi Sport and breath-taking pictures.
Great fun and intense drama for someone new to the sport
Given this is a free video, I didn't have high hopes. However, it was quite good. Without giving much away, I'll simply say there were more surprises and twists than I expected. I'm not a car racing fan, but this was fun. That being said, there is no denying it's also an hour and a half advertisement for Audi.
Yes, It's A Pro-Audi Film, But A Good One
That much first, this film was mainly produced by Audi (with, ironically, help from NFL Films) to put over their Le Mans efforts ahead of the race, namely beating out arch-rival Peugeot, but like the original it's also a very good documentary about their sports car/endurance race efforts and about the Le Mans race as a whole. There's a lot of great race highlights and in-depth documentary-style footage & interviews and again Jason Statham does a solid job narrating the movie. And best of all it's a free movie so it's at least worth watching once. As a racing fan I enjoyed this one a lot, maybe there will be another one next year.
Excellent film, as was the first, as are the race cars, the race teams, the road cars, and Audi. Period. Audi will be number 1 again this year.