Taught me a history lesson alive

Freda 2022-09-17 16:39:20

On the surface, it tells the story of a powerful ice hockey team in the former Soviet Union, which went from invincible in its glory days, to disbanding and humiliation in its trough, and then making a comeback. The process of change has gone from jointly dominating the world with the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, to the subsequent Cold War period, to the failure of reforms in the early 1990s and fragmentation, and finally to the coming of a new era for Putin.

The precious historical data clips contrast with the exciting live reenactment of the Red Army ice hockey team on the field. What's more interesting is that the director uses the perspective of the captain of the ice hockey team to describe the whole process of change. The parties who have experienced the lifeblood of the times have many real feelings in the interview, and of course there is also an awkward atmosphere of arguing and arguing with the director. However, this delicate moment is the most interesting part. It fully reflects the differences and separation between two different ideologies, as if it gave me a living history lesson. A more instructive passage is the level of emphasis placed on sports in the former Soviet Union, making the seemingly monotonous sport of ice hockey seem like an elegant art, especially in the heat of the game, like a flamboyant dance, despite the Behind the admiration lies inhuman forced training and dehumanizing dictatorships.

Fortunately, in this documentary, I can still feel the human nature that has never been wiped out. The ice hockey players who dare to fight against the power system, the long-term vision of pursuing personal development who dare to break through the rigid sports system, and the indomitable fighting spirit that has been humiliated in a foreign country are all rare shining points. In the final analysis, this is also the ultimate reason why Russia, a strong nation, can still stand in the forest of the world so far.

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Red Army quotes

  • (voice): When you die, this is gonna be your legacy.

    Viacheslav Fetisov: [Taking phone out] I know and I appreciate it. You're a good guy. I'm lucky to have you.

    (voice): I think we're both lucky to have each other.

    Viacheslav Fetisov: [Not paying attention, calling on phone] That's even better. California boy and good guy.

    (voice): Chicago.

  • Buddha, Indian Prince, founder of Buddhism (563 BC - 483 BC): Three things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon and the truth.