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Red Army

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Red Army
Russland / USA/ 2014/ 1 t. 16 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov, Alexei Kasatonov
DIRECTOR:
Gabe Polsky
WRITER:
Gabe Polsky
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Svetlana Cvetko, Peter Zeitlinger
PRODUCER:
Gabe Polsky
In the Soviet Union, hockey was the key to world domination

In the Soviet Union, hockey was more than a sport. The national team known as "the Red Army" dominated international hockey and gave the citizens something to be proud of in a time when the shortcomings of communist economics were becoming increasingly obvious. In RED ARMY director Gabe Polsky takes a humorous look at how hockey became an instrument of cold war politics. Through candid interviews with legends such as Slava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak and Alexei Kasanotov we are treated to a story which is as sobering as it is remarkable.

 

Gabe Polsky

Gabe Polsky (USA, 1979) THE MOTEL LIFE (2012)

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