VIDEO – Two days before the release of September 16 The Program story of the rise and fall of the American rider signed director of The Queen , a new trailer is salivating.
He won seven Tours de France, but no without cheating: Lance Armstrong back in the saddle -and in salles- Wednesday in a film by Stephen Frears, The Program , striking dive in doping practices platoons of the time
<. p> The Program tells the rise and fall of the famous American cyclist who recently compared to “Lord Voldemort of cycling.” Or how, after overcoming testicular cancer, Armstrong became the boss of the Tour de France, seven times donning the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysees, between 1999 and 2005. It reveals the “Program” concocted by the doctor Michele Ferari , here played by Guillaume Canet in interminable forehead.
In this dive in the heart of the pack as EPO, the caravan of the US Postal is a walking pharmacy. Armstrong (Ben Foster) brings order and silence. And denies being doped with the complacency of the International Cycling Union. In January 2013, he finally admits what everyone knows. It takes away his titles in the Tour de France.
The new trailer put online this morning creepy, as it penetrates the heart of the system that has made this runner a winning machine dehumanized, and one of whose sentences récurentes was. “I’ve never tested positive”
Nine years after The Queen , the English director ( My beautiful laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons …) attacks the cheating program and most elaborate corruption in the history of sport.
The script is an adaptation of the book by David Walsh Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong , published in late 2012, and gives pride to the role of the Irish journalist Sunday Times whose revelations from 2004 precipitated the fall of Lance Armstrong.
The film opens with the world title Road Armstrong landed by surprise in 1993 in Oslo, and ends with his televised confessions and scripted in Oprah Winfrey twenty years later.
Guillaume Canet en Ferrari
Initiated by Johan Bruynèl, her manager and damned soul, taken over by Dr Michele Ferrari (surprise Guillaume Canet) Armstrong knows he must overcome doping still “artisanal” other teams to compensate for the physical qualities “average” detected in it by the Italian doctor. And submit his teammates training US Postal. In his person and syringes of erythropoietin.
Hard, authoritarian, brittle, but able to brief moments of humanity, as when visiting sick children of cancer … British actor Ben Forster makes perfectly the personality that Armstrong Frears hardly forget any harm in the bunch: the intimidation of French rider Christophe Bassons, it grows to abandon the Tour in 1999, or Italian Filippo Simeoni, repented and witness against Ferrari, he does toe the line in 2004.
A man torn between his conscience and temptation to fully join the program for the win, and will rebel precipitate the fall of the Texan: compatriot Floyd Landis, winner of the Tour in 2006 and deprived of his title for doping. American justice has subsequently relied on Landis to trap Armstrong.
“Give Floyd Landis image of a sympathetic hero is explicable in terms of its importance later in the judicial process which led to the fall of Armstrong, “explains David Walsh.
Frears because of opposition from the Mennonite Landis (high to hard on a farm in Pennsylvania) and the gambler Armstrong (“friend of George W. Bush”) the jurisdiction of the fall of cheater who will be deprived of his seven victories in the Tour.