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 (USA, 1979) THE MOTEL LIFE (2012)