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The Golden Girl

Fata de aur (Romania)

Directed by:
Denisa Morariu Tamaş, Adrian Robe
Andreea Raducan, Simona Amânar, Octavian Belu
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Andreea Răducan dedicated her entire life to becoming an Olympic champion, and when she finally won the all-round Olympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000, she was stripped of it three days later, after being found positive for a doping substance found in a flu tablet that her doctor had administered to her just minutes before entering the competition. Fifteen years later, Andreea is fighting the toughest fight against the people who deceived her, as she tries to recover her medal and, along with it, her dignity. Along the way, the film uncovers another side of the medal, the trauma and the effort, the sweat and the pain behind the glitter of a gold medal and the glamour of being a champion.