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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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Truth is the new banned substance See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ícaro See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Icarus became the first documentary to be distributed exclusively 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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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.128 (2017) See more »

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gripping documentary
27 April 2017 | by wesedaSee all my reviews

I saw this at Sundance 2017, and it blew me away like no other film I saw there. The filmmakers started out on an interesting enough story in worldwide sports, but then uncovered a massive conspiracy beyond their imagining. Very exciting. Highly recommended to anyone who can see this.


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