One of the most fascinating battles in the history of car racing finally comes to the big screen. In the late 1950s and into the 1960s, Ford factories were neither successful nor peaceful. The generation of baby boomers didn’t want to drive their parents’ cars, but the legendary American manufacturer had no idea what to offer them. Ford was losing in almost every area: its vehicles were too big, too slow, and had virtually no design. They were used to get from point A to point B. Meanwhile, American teenagers were expecting something much sexier—something along the lines of a Ferrari, for example, a car with a sporty shape and phenomenal performance. Le Mans '66 tells the story of the battle to decide who makes better, faster, and more reliable cars, which these two giants decided to settle on the racetrack. The famous Le Mans—an exhausting 24-hour race—was chosen as the battleground. Representing Ford were Ken Miles (Christian Bale), the driver, and Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), a former-driver-turned-salesman. „Screen” described Mangold’s film as a dynamic, precision-engineered crowd-pleaser inspired by real events.
A native of New York, James Mangold is a director, screenwriter, and film and television producer. His parents are painters. He graduated from film school at Columbia University, where he studied under the tutelage of Miloš Forman; he also studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2018 for the best adapted screenplay for the film Logan (2017). He was nominated for a Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Festival for Heavy (1995), which won a special jury award at Sundance.
1999 Przerwana lekcja muzyki / Girl, Interrupted
2001 Kate i Leopold / Kate and Leopold
2005 Spacer po linie / Walk the Line
2007 3:10 do Yumy / 3:10 to Yuma
2017 Logan: Wolverine
2019 Le Mans ’66 / Ford v Ferrari