Red Army

Gabe Polsky
USA, RUS 2014

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)

  • Gabe Polsky
  • E.J. Holowicki
  • Peter Zeitlinger
  • Svetlana Cvetko
  • Kurt Engfehr
  • Eli Despres
  • Christopher Beck
  • Leo Birenberg
  • Slava Fetisov
  • Vladislav Tretiak
  • Scotty Bowman
  • Vladimir Pozner
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