Director Saskia Weisheit has succeeded in combining archive footage, some of which is available for the first time, with re-enactments to create a work of art not to be missed. Caracciola, Lang, Fangio and Moss are just some of the heroes in action. Their fighting ambition both on and off the racetrack is the stuff of which exciting stories are made, stories of success and of failure. Stories from the roots of motor racing up to the temporary withdrawal of Mercedes-Benz from racing in 1955 are recounted. Most notably, the legendary era of the Silver Arrow is re-enacted with an acute sense for detail. For the scenes filmed in Germany, England, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the USA, it was generally possible to use original vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection, but also from the collections of passionate collectors.
This way, the series manages to effortlessly transport these "magical moments" directly into the living rooms of an interested audience.
The film is available online.