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Synopsis

The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial sportsmen, Lance Armstrong.
Following a gruelling battle with cancer, he returned to his cycling career in 1999 with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport allowing Armstrong and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times. However, not everyone believed the fairytale... Sunday Times journalist David Walsh soon began to question whether the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ was ‘clean’.
Toronto International Film Festival 2015 - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
103 mins
Director
Stephen Frears
Producer
Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Executive Producer
Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern, Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin
Editor
Valerio Bonelli
Screenwriter
John Hodge (screenplay). Inspired by David Walsh's book 'Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong'
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Production Designer
Alan MacDonald
Sound
Peter Lindsay
Music
Alex Heffes
Principal Cast
Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillame Canet, Jesse Plemons, Denis Ménochet, Lee Pace, Edward Hogg and Dustin Hoffman

Production Company

UK, France coproduction

Working Title Films (UK), StudioCanal (FR)

Working Title Films
26 Aybrook Street
London
W1U 4AN
+44 (0)20 7307 3000
http://www.workingtitlefilms.com

Sales
Company

StudioCanal
Pascale Hornus
1, Place du Spectacle
92130 Issy les Moulineaux
France
+33 1 71 35 35 35
pascale.hornus@studiocanal.com
http://studiocanal.com/en