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Fair Play

Original title: Fair Play
German title: Fair Play
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2014

Director: Sedlácková, Andrea
Production company: Negativ Film, Departures Film, Arina Film
Co-producers: Czech TV
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 100 min.

Synopsis:
Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1980, young and talented sprinter Anna is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the preparation she is placed in a secret "medical programme" where they begin dopeing her with anabolic steroids. Her performance improves, but after she collapses at training, she learns the truth. Anna decides to continue training without the steroids even though her mother is worried that she won't be able to keep up with other athletes and might not qualify for the Olympics, which she sees as the only chance for her daughter to escape from behind the Iron Curtain. After Anna ends last in the indoor race, her mother informs the coach that Anna is no longer using steroids. Together they decide to inject steroids to Anna in secret, pretending it's nothing but harmless vitamins.

Festivals:
Karlovy Vary IFF 2014, Czech Republic's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, Stockholm Junior 2015, Juniorfest Pilsen 2015, Oulu 2015 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Intramovies (I)

Sold to:
Falcon a.s. (CZ)