Love Live Long


Austrailian racing driver meets a suicidal beauty during a pit-stop in Istanbul

Invited to document the 2007 Gumball rally, Mike Figgis could’ve made a moralistic pic about the British drivers involved in a fatal crash while racing through Macedonia. Instead he opted for an improvised love story, about an Australian participant (Daniel Lapaine) who encounters a suicidal beauty (Sophie Winkleman, Claudia’s half-sister) during a pit-stop in Istanbul. Shot in seven days, it’s a precious curio more interested in digital flourishes than characters, but any movie in which Jeremy Clarkson is called a cock and a tosser can’t be all bad.

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