AabidS10 | 35 points
2017 ‧ Thriller/Documentary ‧ 2h 1m
When filmmaker 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. Dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic gold are all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history.
Initial release: August 4, 2017 (USA)
Director: Bryan Fogel
Distributed by: Netflix
Producers: Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, James R. Swartz
Editors: Jon Bertain, Kevin Klauber, Timothy Rode
Fogel sets out to prove that he can shoot himself full of anabolic steroids and other banned substances, boost his best time, and then slip through the gauntlet of anti-doping tests.
Bryan Fogel could be considered either daring or foolhardy for his initial plan. But his work with Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov is levelheaded, and his documentary illuminating.
Ken Jaworowski The NYTimes
For anyone concerned with not just doping in sports but also the current international geopolitical climate, this documentary is a must-see.
Brian Costello Common Sense Media