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Director  Aigars Grauba
Music director  Ugis Praulins
Language  Latvian
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, History
Country  Latvia
Dream Team 1935 movie poster
Writer  Aigars Grauba, Andrejs Ekis
Release date  19 November 2012 (2012-11-19)
Screenplay  Aigars Grauba, Andrejs Ekis
Cast  Jānis Amanis (Valdemārs Baumanis), Inga Alsiņa (Elvīra Baumane), Vilis Daudziņš (Rihards Dekšenieks), Mārcis Maņjakovs (Rūdolfs Jurciņš), Jānis Vimba (Jānis Lidmanis), Artūrs Putniņš (Eduards Andersons)
Similar movies  Vilis Daudzins and others appear in Dream Team 1935 and Defenders of Riga
Tagline  Their game made them a team. Their spirit made them Champions.

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The story of the 1935 European Championship team from Latvia.


Dream Team 1935 movie scenes

Dream Team 1935 (Latvian: ) is a Latvian film directed by Aigars Grauba about the Latvia national basketball team which won EuroBasket 1935, the first FIBA European basketball championship.

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


The first European Championship in basketball is about to take place in Geneva. The event is organized by FIBA, the newly established international basketball organization and European national teams are going to play each other for the first time. Each wants the honor of being the first European champion.

Meanwhile in Latvia, coach Valdemars Baumanis is convinced that he can gather the team and get them take it to Geneva. However on his journey he quickly learns that triumph and defeat are all part of the game. Baumanis encounters many difficulties, as well as unexpected help from those closest to him. Against all odds, Baumanis’s determination to persist and win is rewarded when the unknown team from Latvia ends up defeating the favored competitors. Their game made them a team. Their spirit made them champions.


  • Janis Amanis as Valdemars Baumanis
  • Inga Alsina as Elvira Baumane
  • Vilis Daudzins as Coach Deksenieks
  • Peteris Gaudins as the Sport Committee chairman
  • Intars Resetins as the bureaucrat
  • Marcis Manjakovs as Rudolfs Jurcins
  • Gints Andzans as Andrejs Krisons
  • Andris Bulis as Dzems Raudzins
  • Viktors Ellers as Aleksejs Anufrijevs
  • Arturs Kruzkops as Herberts Gubins
  • Martins Liepa as Martins Grundmanis
  • Martins Pocs as Visvaldis Melderis
  • Janis Vimba as Janis Lidmanis
  • Arturs Putnins as Eduards Andersons
  • Mikelis Zideluns as Edgars Ruja
  • Production Location

    Dream Team 1935 was shot in Latvia and Geneva. The films production took about two and a half years and included 80 shooting days. The studio backlot Cinevilla was used for many of the shoots. Cinevilla covers about 80 ha and is the largest studio backlot on Northern Europe. Sound editing for the film was done in the Czech Republic.

    Similar Movies

    Vilis Daudzins and others appear in Dream Team 1935 and Defenders of Riga. Mother - I Love You (2013). Aigars Grauba directed Dream Team 1935 and Dangerous Summer. Aigars Grauba directed Dream Team 1935 and produced Rudolf’s Gold. Modris (2014).


    Dream Team 1935 was first shown to the public in Latvia on November 19, 2012. In early 2013 Dream Team 1935 will premiere as the international English language version of the film.


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