9.79*

Daniel Gordon
| UK
| 2012
| 80 min

As elite athletes across the globe from every discipline continue to fall from glory by being exposed as drug cheats, this racy, masterfully-edited film takes us back to the juiciest controversy of them all – the 1988 men’s 100 metre sprint final at the Seoul Olympics. Delving deep into the personal and professional lives of once-celebrated rival track stars Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson, the film exposes a still-tangled web of treachery, deceit, and lust for world records which implicates everyone from coaches and private doctors to Olympic laboratory testers and governments. The jaw- dropping testimony from intimate interviews will leave an inquiring mind speculating long after the credits roll.

Director
Daniel Gordon
Producer
Daniel Gordon
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2013