5ÈME SET (FINAL SET)
by Quentin Reynaud
2021 | 113 min
Drama| France | French (English subtitles)
Cast: Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jürgen Briand
Thomas once renowned as a young tennis prodigy never had the career he hoped for. At 37, he decides to compete in the intense qualifying rounds of the French Open at Roland-Garros for one last attempt at glory. Although his wife Eve and mother Judith advise him to give up, Thomas obsessively pushes forward. He will have to fight his own demons and will ultimately face a determined young player who reminds him of his younger self.
Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York (2021)
The Alliance Française French Film Festival (Australia, 2021)
Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2021)
Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland, 2020)
Angoulême Film Festival (France, 2020)
Final Set has enthralling drama, both on and off the court.
The drama of Final Set is just as compelling off the court as it is on the court. Thomas knows this tournament could well be his last, but he is determined to push on, knocking back any speculation of his retirement.
— Movie Babble
The cinematography of match play will have you on the edge of your seat, as if you really are at Roland-Garros.
Though a passionate horseman, Lutz had never played tennis. He trained four hours a day for four months to prepare for this role. It paid off in a solid, thought-provoking film about the mercilessness of the most competitive of sports when played at the highest level.
— Chris Knipp
Exciting and powerful....The finale is breathtaking. We recommend this film even if you are not a tennis fan.