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Directed by Andrea Sedlácková

Czech Republic 2014 100 mins.

Anna, a talented young sprinter, is training for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Following official instructions, she takes anabolic steroids masked as prescribed vitamins to boost her performance. When she finds out, she risks everything by refusing to continue, forcing her dissident mother, who sees the Olympics as Anna‘s escape route, to conspire against her. Highlighting the Eastern Block policy of doping athletes, Sedlácková provides a powerful account of how the Communist regime sought to control lives and the resulting moral dillemmas. This year’s Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Genres: Drama

Appears in: New Czech Cinema