The film, titled SCHUMACHER, was produced with the support of the German family. It includes quotes from his wife Corinna, children Gina and Mick, and brother Ralph.
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm describes the film as “a family gift to a beloved husband and father.”
It also includes the visions of several F1 personalities who have either played a role in Schumacher’s career or were direct competitors, including Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill and David Coulthard.
“Michael Schumacher redefined the professional image of a racing driver and set new standards,” Kim said.
In his quest for perfection, he did not abandon himself or his team, which led them to the greatest successes. He is admired all over the world for his leadership qualities. He found strength and balance for this task and gained strength at home, with the family he loves so much.
In order to maintain his private sphere as a source of strength, he has always strictly and consistently separated private and public life. This movie is about both worlds. She added that it was a gift from his family to her beloved husband and father.
The film was produced by the German company B | 14 FILM GmbH and its directors are Hans Bruno Camertons, Vanessa Knucker and Michael Wich. The same team was responsible for the 2017 documentary on tennis legend Boris Becker, titled Der Spieler.
“The biggest challenge for directors was certainly finding the balance between independent reporting and a concern for the family,” Nocker said. Corinna Schumacher was our biggest support in this.
“She wanted to make an authentic film herself, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sweetness. She was so brilliant and brave that she allowed us to do what we wanted, and we respected and kept within certain limits. She is a very warm and inspiring woman who has made a lasting impression on all of us – he added.
Producer Benjamin Sickle commented, “The documentary was a huge challenge and required a lot of time and intuition due to the external pressure on production. Thanks to a great team and a really great collaboration with the family, we didn’t feel overwhelmed.”
“We are grateful that production has finally begun and we are excited for the world premiere on Netflix. The film was always supposed to be an international document and we are sure that this will be the way it will be received – he added.
“Extreme organizer. Problem solver. Passionate web buff. Internet expert. Devoted travel nerd. Professional troublemaker.”