Romania 1980. It is the run-up to the Moscow Olympics. 14 year old Romanian gymnast Ana, trains hard with her trusted coach, Teodor. They want nothing more than a taste of success at the impending Olympics. But in the highly competitive world of gymnastics, the 'Olympic spirit' is soon overwhelmed by the State's desire to win.

The film is inspired by abortion-doping allegations that have come to light in recent years from a former President of the Olympic Committee. Gymnasts, some as young as fourteen, were believed to have been impregnated by their coaches and then forced to undergo traumatic abortions after a 3 month term. The pregnancy and subsequent abortion would lead to a natural boost of red blood cells and hormones giving the gymnast an undetected increase in strength.

While this is a fictional film based on allegations, at its core is a story of a relationship (that of Ana and Teodor) based on trust, which breaks down under severe pressure and leads to betrayal. Cold Warrior follows Ana through her training to the Olympic stage where, with the world watching, she finally shows her life-long coach, and her country, just how strong she truly is.

Friday, 18 March 2011


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  1. Hi! I'm hope from

    I received a comment from you, and I am so sorry that I didn't reply earlier.

    This is just to let you know that I saw the comment, and I will try to do whatever I can for this movie!

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  3. Hi Hope!

    Lovely to meet you and thank you for getting back to us.

    Your blog is brilliant, good work!

    It would be so fantastic if you could spread the word about our film. We have reached 15% of our target but we've still got some way to go.

    We're going to be on BBC Radio Nottingham on Monday 21st at 2pm, talking on the Mark Dennison Show. Have a listen if you can. You can listen online here

    Thank you for your support. If you visit our IndieGoGo page ( then you'll see us all on our latest video (we all look really silly).

    Thanks again