Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Japanese filmmaker Mitsuru Okabe harbors a fascination with extreme bodybuilding, as exhibited by his numerous documentaries on the subject. The majority of Okabe's films carry viewers behind the scenes of workouts and weightlifting competitions for a no-holds barred trip to the boundaries of human endurance. Okabe's Battle for Olympia 1999 is no exception. With this film, Okabe visits the participants in the 1999 Mr. Olympia weightlifting contest for a candid look at their physical preparations. Featured bodybuilders include Milos Sarcev, Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman and many others.