Final Set (2020)

  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
  • 1h 53m
  • France
Last Chance to Rent Mar 18, 12:00 PM ET

At 37 years of age, seasoned tennis player Thomas (Alex Lutz) finds himself at a crossroads. Still driven by unfulfilled dreams of superstardom, he’s determined to clinch a career-defining championship ranking, but after 18 years in the game, he’s battling worsening arthritis in his knee. As he throws himself into qualifying matches against players two decades his junior, he juggles a mounting series of pressures off the court, including an increasingly surreal public-relations circus, the necessity of making ends meet for his wife (Ana Girardot) and son, and friction with his mother (a steely Kristin Scott Thomas), who owns a tennis club. Quentin Reynaud’s masterful interior portrait of an athlete infuses nerve-wracking mental and physical stakes into each exhilarating set. A Film Movement release.

Director

Quentin Reynaud

Language

French

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021 Trailer
30m
Q&A with Quentin Reynaud & Alex Lutz

Q&A with Quentin Reynaud & Alex Lutz, Director and Actor of Final Set (5ème Set) Moderator: Maddie Whittle Interpreter: Anna Ribotta

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