In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession.
“The Armstrong Lie” picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Sony
Dir. Alex Gibney, US, 2013, 122 min
Cast: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu