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The Program

by Stephen Frears Gala Premieres

As a reporter for the Sunday Times, David Walsh first met Armstrong in 1993. An ambitious sportsman with unwavering self-confidence. Several years later, Armstrong returns to cycling after recovering from cancer, leaves the competition behind him, and cycles his way to sport icon status. However, Walsh is sceptical, particularly after the sport of cycling is hit by one doping scandal after another. Years of research strengthen his suspicions that Armstrong’s success was based on lies and the result of an ingeniously covered-up doping programme. When he makes his findings public, he could be responsible for revealing one of the biggest scandals in sports history – or lose his job. Director Stephen Frears follows the trail of an almost perfect web of lies in his thriller THE PROGRAM.


  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: UK, France, 2015
  • Runtime: 103 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Denis Menochet, Edward Hogg, Dustin Hoffman
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  • Screenplay: John Hodge
  • Cinematography: Danny Cohen
  • Editor: Valerio Bonelli
  • Music: Alex Heffes
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  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon
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  • Production Company: Working Title Films
  • World Sales: StudioCanal (FR)
  • Swiss Distribution: Impuls Pictures
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