What is that saying!

"I'm here, buddy." "I'm here, buddy." That's what Lance Armstrong, the American liar, says in the outstanding ARD documentary "Being Jan Ullrich".

He utters the line – so his version – in a Mexican hospital where Jan Ullrich from Rostock, the one rival he feared on the bike, is “bedridden, basically unconscious” because of alcohol and drugs.

In response to a call for help, Armstrong came to look after the man whom he was even superior to when he failed.

You can understand the doper Ullrich

You believe the liar in the fifth part of the film because the journalists Uli Fritz (SR) and Ole Zeisler (NDR) completely document in the four previous parts why Ullrich was really able to end up helpless in a Mexican hospital in December 2021.

They let many contemporary witnesses tell the story of a man who, unlike Armstrong, did not have the strength in his head to endure what the strength triggered in his body.

And so this work has an effect, because you don't have to forgive the doper Jan Ullrich afterwards, but you can still understand him.