Disclaimer; I received this dvd for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any other way.
Once a rising tennis prodigy, Thomas (Alex Lutz) struggles with disappointment and setbacks over a long and lackluster career. In spite of his declining skills and chronic physical ailments, he is determined to play the French Open at the advanced age of 37. Although his wife Eve (Ana Girardot) and mother Judith (Kristin Scott Thomas) advise him to retire, Thomas obsessively perseveres. In the qualifiers, he goes to battle against stiff competition as well as his own demons before ultimately facing an up-and-coming star whose combination of talent and arrogance reminds him of his younger self.
Tennis—or any sport, for that matter—been so vividly dramatized in its psychological, emotional and physical turmoil as in Quentin Reynaud’s compelling drama, it is a very tense movie.
- Q & A with Quentin Reynaud and Alex Lutz (Courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance)
- Visit Youtube and watch the trailer for Final Set
PROGRAM INFORMATION Type: DVD/Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play) Genre: Drama Running Time: 103 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo Language: French with English Subtitles