Pssst, want to check out Icarus in our new look?
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With Icarus, Bryan Fogel set out to do one of those "I am going to abuse myself on camera" documentaries, planning to go on a steroid regimen to boost his cycling power and see if he could cheat the anti-doping system like Lance Armstrong did. Through circumstance, he ends up befriending the Russian scientist at the heart of an Olympic scandal (one might say, THE Olympic scandal) and the documentary turns into a Cold War-type thriller where you really do fear for the people on screen. A surprising nail-biter that blows the lid wide open on Russia's cheating in international sports events (but certainly doesn't absolve athletes from other countries). You may not want to care about such things as the Olympics of FIFA after this, is all I'm saying.
The only disappointing aspect was the lack of emphasis on the worldwide doping problem, it's not just a Russian thing. But maybe that's implied.
Otherwise an excellent documentary.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!