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Gabe POLSKY
Гейб ПОЛЬСКИ
Gabe POLSKY
 
USA, 2014, 85 mn 
documentary

Red Army

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Красная армия

 

 Red Army

 Krasnaya armya


 
Directed by : Gabe POLSKY (Гейб ПОЛЬСКИ)
Writing credits : Gabe POLSKY (Гейб ПОЛЬСКИ)
 
Cast
Vyacheslav FETISOV (Вячеслав ФЕТИСОВ)
Vladimir POZNER (Владимир ПОЗНЕР)
Vladislav TRETIAK (Владислав ТРЕТЬЯК )
 
Produced by : Gabe POLSKY (Гейб ПОЛЬСКИ)
Production : Sony Pictures Classics
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 2015-02-25, Site

Plot synopsis
A feature documentary 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.
 

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I wanted the story to not be about hockey. I wanted to have wider appeal, to be about something much bigger. But I didn't know how I was going to get there until I saw the Soviets play for the first time on a VHS tape. I was completely astounded. I couldn't believe the creativity, the speed, the skill level, the beauty.
Gabe Polsky

Selected in the following festivals :
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2015-02-25
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2015
- Cinémas russes à Montauban, Montauban (France), 2015
- Russian Film Festival, Orléans (France), 2015
- The Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin (Ireland), 2015
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2015
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2014
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2014
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2014
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2014
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2014
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2014

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