The Other Dream Team (Trailer)

The Other Dream Team“ ist eine wunderbare Dokumentation von Marius A. Markevicius. 1988 gewann die UDSSR bei der Olympiade in Seoul die Goldmedaille im Basketball. Teil der Mannschaft waren die Litauer Sarunas Marciulionis und Arvydas Sabonis, die das Basketballteam des eben unabhängig gewordenen Litauens 1992 zu Bronze in Barcelona führten. Die litauische Mannschaft wurde in ihrer Heimat zu einem Symbol für die Demokratie und das Ende einer jahrzehntelangen Diktatur.

After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the U.S.A.) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor’s sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism, and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. „The Other Dream Team“ documents the Lithuanians‘ experiences behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania’s basketball stars always shared a common goal–to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country.

In theaters: September 28th, 2012
Director:Marius Markevicius
Cast:Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, David Remnick, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Mickey Hart
Director: Marius A. Markevicius
Writers: Jon Weinbach, Marius A. Markevicius

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