Tonight’s movie was Red Army. It’s the story of the Soviet Union’s Hockey program, and in some ways the Soviet Union, as told via the career of Slava Fetisov. There were so many pieces of this to like that it came together as a tremendous whole. From the animations of the propaganda posters in the beginning to Hockey highlights that reproduced the excitement for non-hockey fans, I thought this documentary was put together very well (despite on-line grumblings to the contrary).
Fetisov’s career is central to Russian hockey almost from its beginnings – post-Stalin to the present. For once, I’ll not give away the “surprise ending,” unless of course I just did.
I’ll just say – it was fascinating take on the Cold War through the eyes of a man who seems puzzled by what the interviewer even means by Cold War.