Animated short film about the 1955 Le Mans disaster

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  1. Populuxe Cowboy

    Populuxe Cowboy

    United States
    I just came across this and it's beautiful. It's the story of the worst tragedy in auto racing told from the point of view of Alfred Neubauer and John Fitch.

    Le Mans 1955
    Director - Quentin Baillieux
    Scriptwriter - Julien Lilti
    Editor - Benjamin Massoubre and Vincent Tricon
    Sound designer - Xavier Dreyfuss
    Line Producer - Céline Vanlint
    With the voices of : John Fitch - Nathan Willcocks / Alfred Neubauer - Joe Sheridan / Pierre Levegh - Nicholas Mead
    Original score by Ali Helnwein
    Production : Eddy and Windy Production with the participation of Canal+

    "Eligible to compete to the 2020 Oscars in the category "Best Animated Short Film" by winning best animation at St. Louis Festival. 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."