Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans 

An extraordinary story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication: a white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time, and the film that almost destroyed him.

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A fascinating look at Steve McQueen’s cinematic Waterloo 

The Hollywood Reporter

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Hours of interview tapes with McQueen have been sourced 

Maker's Statement: Gabriel Clarke & John McKenna, Directors

It seemed the perfect subject for our next television programme 

Maker's Statement: Andrew Marriott, Executive Producer
Production notes: Production booklet
Production notes: Production booklet

Mario Iscovich went to Le Mans as Steve’s assistant and went home looking for a new employer 

Production notes: The global search for Steve McQueen

44 years later, a McQueen again steps foot on the Circuit de 24 Heures in Sarthe, Le Mans, France 

Production notes: Chad McQueen's return to Le Mans

Hidden beneath a sound-stage and covered in dust, we have found between 400 and 600 boxes of film. Each one reads Le Mans along its spine... 

Production notes: The holy grail

Hence our discovery of a long-abandoned (and equally long-forgotten) Swiss ‘making of’ documentary that was eventually located in a Paris ... 

Production notes: An archive treasure trove

Sometimes, even to hardened cynics like film-makers and journalists, unforeseen combinations of circumstances can feel extraordinarily ... 

Production notes: The David Piper letter

all entries into Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans carefully collated audio collection had one thing in common - they featured the ... 

Production notes: Tale of the tapes

Never previously broadcast or publicly played, this recording was discovered during our film’s exhaustive research investigations... 

Production notes: The final audio recording

The impact of 21 real people putting their all into the cues is electrifying - there’s a tangible life to the sound now ... 

Production notes: Making the score

The emotional highs and lows of the documentary, created by the fine sound balance, between the sound elements, was now taking shape... 

Production notes: The sound of The Man & Le Mans

A race tuned, 5 litre, beast. The maniacal, musical howl of the Ferrari V12. The soundtrack for these cars needed to be as authentic and ... 

Production notes: The search for authenticity

Fascinating documentation of a passion project that went wrong, and what made its iconic star iconic 

Movie Nation

A treasure trove of fascinating, supposedly-lost footage from the film, with voiceover recorded by McQueen shortly before his death 

Screen

A fascinating and entertaining documentary with excellent never-seen-before archive footage 

One Room With a View

A fascinating look at Steve McQueen’s cinematic Waterloo 

The Hollywood Reporter

…charts the chaos of what happened when the star’s ego combusted on the racetrack 

The Sunday Times – Driving

Nominated: Golden Eye

Festival de Cannes

2015

Official Selection

London Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

San Sebastian Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

Film Fest Gent

2015

Opening Gala

Biografilm Festival

2015

Official Selection

Biografilm Festival

2015

Official Selection

Adelaide Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

New Zealand International Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

Foyle Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

Deauville American Film Festival

2015

Type Feature film
Length 102 Minutes
Rating 15
Genres Documentary, Feature, Sport
Cast Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen, John Sturges, Neile Adams, Lee H. Katzin, Alan Trustman, Jonathan Williams
Writer, Director & Producer Gabriel Clarke
Director & Producer John McKenna
Language English

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