A fascinating history of the background of the shocking success of the SOviet hockey team over the best of the NHL in the early seventies. Very moving - a deep story of loyalty, team-building, sheer genius coaching and playing, cold-war politics and the difficult decisions made by individual players in a complex political situation where sport is a proxy for national rivalries. ALso a window into the current Russian national rebuilding process through the example of Mr. Fetisov - a truly great man.
HIghly recommended. Be sure to watch the extras, including the interview with the director - a real hockey fan who made this film in a labor of love, an homage to the greatest hockey players of their time.