Red Army

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Red Army

Gabe Polsky
USA/RUS, 2014
Documentaries, 85min, OmdU

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Red Army

Gabe Polsky
USA/RUS, 2014
Documentaries, 85min, OmdU

Cast: 
Slava Fetisov
Vladislav Tretiak
Scotty Bowman
Vladimir Pozner
Screenplay: 
Gabe Polsky
Sound: 
E.J. Holowicki
Camera: 
Peter Zeitlinger
Svetlana Cvetko
Editor: 
Eli Despres
Kurt Engfehr
Composer: 
Christopher Beck
Leo Birenberg

Production: 
Gabriel Polsky Productions
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

RED ARMY tells about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.
“RED ARMy is about how an incredibly oppressive system produced one of the greatest teams in history. That success came with tremendous personal costs. My intention in making this film is to honor the Soviet struggle and to celebrate the art that emerged from such a charged and unique time in history.” (Gabe Polsky)