A look at the life and times of Ronnie Peterson, the great Formula One driver who was killed during a race at Monza in 1978. Made under the supervision of his daughter, Nina Kennedy, who also appears on camera and serves as co-executive producer, the film takes us back to Peterson’s early years, how he met the love of his life, Barbro, and how he made his way to the top of Formula One racing in the 1970s. Thanks to a wealth of archive footage, home movies and fresh interviews with some of the other great profiles of the era (including Niki Lauda and Mario Andretti), we get to know a man who seemed genuinely kind and decent, but also learn how hair-raisingly dangerous Formula One was at the time. Gripping, but a tad unsatisfying in the end, as it refuses to delve deeper into the deaths of Ronnie and Barbro.
2017-Sweden. 91 min. Color-B/W. Produced by Mia Sohlman. Directed by Henrik Jansson-Schweizer. Screenplay: Morgan Jensen.