Official Selection

Le Mans 1955

France 2018
Duration: 15:00
Directed by: Quentin Baillieux
Screenplay: Julien Lilti
Production/School: Nicolas de Rosanbo

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300,000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6:00 PM when Pierre Levegh’s car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine’s hot debris. It is a tragedy that will cost more than 80 lives. And yet, the race goes on. At Mercedes, a friend and co-pilot of Pierre Levegh’s is ready to take the relay. His name is John Fitch.


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