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Red Army Programme 2019

by Gabe Polsky International Documentary Film / Competition

Hockey was not only a sport in the Soviet Union. During the Cold War, the dominating Soviet ice hockey team ‘Sbornaja’, with its filigree, team-orientated way of playing, was considered proof of the superiority of the Soviet system. Slava Fetisov who, as captain in the 1980s, led ‘Sbornaja’ to two Olympic gold-medal wins, and many other members of arguably the best hockey team of all time, recount their stories in RED ARMY. Through extensive archive footage we experience how the cold war played out, both on and off the ice. RED ARMY traces the last years of a sports team and simultaneously portrays the collapse of a political system.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: USA, Russia, 2014
  • Runtime: 76 Min
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Gabe Polsky
  • Cast: Slava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bowman, Vladimir Pozner
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  • Screenplay: Gabe Polsky
  • Cinematography: Peter Zeitlinger, Svetlana Cvetko
  • Editors: Eli Despres, Kurt Engfehr
  • Sound: E.J. Holowicki
  • Music: Christophe Beck, Leo Birenberg
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  • Producers: Gabe Polsky, Werner Herzog, Jerry Weintraub, Liam Satre-Meloy
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  • Production Company: Gabriel Polsky Productions
  • World Sales: Wild Bunch International Sales
  • Swiss Distribution: Weltkino Filmverleih
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