Red Army

7 yrs 85 minutes 2014 7.6

In this documentary about the world's most successful hockey team, American director Gabe Polsky shows a new side of the Cold War. Behind the success, there was a team that lived in isolation in training camps, forced to leave their passports and controlled by the KGB during tournaments so they would not escape. The sport had become a form of warfare; The Cold war was ongoing in the rink. The film portrays Captain Slava Fetisov's journey from national hero to a political opponent but also the country's transformation from the Soviet Union to today's Russia. "An ambitious document, indispensable for hockey friends and virtually equally worthwhile for everyone with the least interest in dynamic contemporary history," says Jan Lumholdt in Svenska Dagbladet.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Documentary
Genre: Biography, historic, sport
Director: Gabe Polsky
Actor: Anatoli Karpov, Lada Fetisov
Starring: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks
Country: Russia, USA
Language: English, Russian