Tretiy Taym (1964)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Docudrama, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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In this factual war drama set during WW II, a soccer match between an excellent German team and Soviet POWS is chronicled. The game, designed to show off the superior skills of the Germans, occurs in occupied Kiev. To insure they win, they tell the Soviets that they either lose or die. The Soviets, realizing that their game could have a direct effect upon the moral of their countrymen sacrifice their lives and win the game.

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self-sacrifice, war, conquest, execution, firing-squad, Germany, MIA (Missing in Action), Nazism, occupation [military], POW (Prisoner of War), propaganda, soccer, sports, team, victory, wager, game