The Armstrong Lie, 2013.
Written and Directed by Alex Gibney.
Alex Gibney began recording Lance Armstrong back in 2009 until filming was halted due to the much publicised doping scandal. When filming resumed several years later the project had taken on a much darker tone as the seedy underbelly of world cycling became more and more a part of the story.
There’s a quote in the film that perfectly describes what this documentary is all about: “The beautiful lie and the ugly truth”. While that may sound a tad wishy-washy, it perfectly brings together every aspect of this picture and especially Lance himself.
The beautiful lie could refer to how Armstrong managed to convince everyone that he was a ‘clean athlete’ for so long. Or it could refer to Armstrong himself and the fact that he is an incredibly untrustworthy man – something you come to realise while watching this film. »
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