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Icarus (2017)

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When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Bach ... Himself - President, International Olympic Committee
Sebastian Coe Sebastian Coe ... Himself
Bryan Fogel ... Himself
Nikita Kamaev Nikita Kamaev ... Himself (archive footage)
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Grigory Rodchenkov Grigory Rodchenkov ... Himself
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When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

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The Documentary That Took Down an Empire See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Icarus See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Icarus became the first documentary to be distributed primarily by a streaming service (Netflix) to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. See more »

Goofs

Whenever race results were displayed for the Haute Route, the country flags for the French riders are ALL backwards. Blue/white/red is correct; they're displayed as red/white/blue. See more »

Quotes

Grigory Rodchenkov: Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involves the use of doublethink. I was doing in parallel two things which cancelled out each other and being fully contradictory. Doping and anti-doping.
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Probably the best documentary i've watched
10 August 2017 | by paulufusSee all my reviews

It has everything, spies, conspiracies, involvement of world leaders, following world events like wars. Seems like a movie or something that was scripted, its exciting, has suspense and drama and other traits that usually in documentaries its hard to truly get.

Amazing job and about a very passionate topic SPORTS .


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