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Dream Team 1935 (2012)

Sapnu komanda 1935 (original title)
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A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.

Director:

Aigars Grauba

Writers:

Andrejs Ekis (co-writer), Aigars Grauba (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Janis Amanis Janis Amanis ... Valdemars Baumanis
Inga Alsina Inga Alsina ... Elvira Baumane
Vilis Daudzins Vilis Daudzins ... Rihards Deksenieks
Marcis Manjakovs Marcis Manjakovs ... Rudolfs Jurcins
Dainis Grube Dainis Grube ... Motjer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gints Andzans ... Andrejs Krisons
Normunds Berzs Normunds Berzs ... Sports Committee Official
Andris Bulis Andris Bulis ... Dzems Raudzins
Viktors Ellers Viktors Ellers ... Aleksejs Anufrijevs
Daniel Francis-Berenson ... Valdemars Baumanis (voice)
Peteris Gaudins ... Sports Committee Chairman
Maris Grigalis Maris Grigalis
Billy Jeffries Billy Jeffries ... Visvaldis Melderis (voice)
Girts Kesteris Girts Kesteris
Arturs Kruzkops Arturs Kruzkops ... Herberts Gubins
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Storyline

Geneva, Switzerland 1935. Europe is struggling to be united as one yet the Woodrow- Wilson's idea of a united Europe by the means of the League of Nations is being enforced. American missionaries since the 1920's are trying to introduce the Europeans with the new sport called basketball. The first European Championship in basketball is about to take place. The national teams are meeting each other for the first time. Each want the honor of being the first champion. Meanwhile in Latvia, the coach Baumanis is convinced that he can gather the team and take it to Geneva. However on his journey he quickly learns that triumph and defeat are a part of the game. Baumanis faces many difficulties, as well as unexpected help from those closest to him. Written by Aigars Grauba

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Their game made them a team. Their spirit made them champions.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History | Sport

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Country:

Latvia | Switzerland

Language:

Latvian | English

Release Date:

November 2012 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dream Team 1935 See more »

Filming Locations:

Riga, Latvia See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The song "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" was released in 1936, a year later than the events in the film. See more »

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The best basketball international film
27 March 2014 | by albericiousSee all my reviews

"Dream team 1935" is a trip to the beginning of basketball in Europe, an indispensable occasion to know the history of the sport that the North Americans created, the Argentinians also promotes and the Europeans assume as their own. The movie is a excellent exercise about History, with a gorgeous recreation of the epoch and the game style of that original basketball. Those pioneers were capable of demonstrating his love for the game of basketball, an sport that then would captivate thousands of persons and would turn into an agglutinative of emotions. There are no videos of that first European Championship for what this movie is the most faithful document and that better reflects the odyssey of those anonymous heroes. It goes beyond that the incredible adventure that lived the Latvian national team, the Spaniards or others of those who took part in that first Eurobasket. Undoubtedly, the best film of international basketball shooted to date. Essential ;)


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