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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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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 »

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Icarus See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the section in the film where Bryan Fogel finishes the race and is unhappy with his results, the soundtrack is a variation of the Take Shelter (2011) soundtrack by David Wingo. 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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Doping in Sports
20 January 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Icarus" is an interesting documentary for fans of sports. It shows in details the scheme adopted by Russia to improve the performances of the athletes using prohibited drugs. The documentary is very well made but there is always a doubt whether it is totally trustworthy or not. There are evidences but how far they are absolutely truth or mixed with propaganda is difficult to be judged by the viewer. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Icarus"


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