Documentary Feature | 121 minutes

HIFF 2017


Directed by
Bryan Fogel

Produced by
Dan Cogan, Bryan Fogel, David Fralkow, Jim Swartz

Written by
Bryan Fogel, Mark Monroe

2017 | English/Russian | USA

The ruthless worlds of international sports and politics rarely collide as spectacularly as they do in Bryan Fogel’s ICARUS. While investigating the furtive world of illegal doping in sports, he connects with renegade Russian Scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov—a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Fogel and Rodchenkov develop a close friendship, despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. As signs point to illegalities running to Russia’s highest chains of command, they realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory and soon find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy.

2017 SummerDocs Audience Award winner.