In 2009 Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side and Mea Maxima Culpa) set out to document the comeback of cycling superstar and darling of the sporting world, Lance Armstrong. The film was abruptly halted, however, when Armstrong's infamous doping scandal - which lead to his lifetime ban from competition and the stripping of his seven Tour de France titles - erupted in full public view.
Resuming his study in 2013, Gibney expertly captures the unravelling of one of the most extraordinary stories in sporting history. With unprecedented access to Armstrong and those around him, The Armstrong Lie goes behind the scenes to present a gripping and unflinching account of a sport ruled by money, power and greed.
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"Outstanding. A layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy." - Variety
"A probing look into the mechanics of an epic lie." - The Guardian