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66 Ratings

The French

Directed by William Klein
France, 1982


For the very first time, a documentary team is allowed to shoot sequences in the backstage of the French Open of tennis of Roland-Garros.

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The French Directed by William Klein

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Given total freedom to film the 1981 French Open, Klein directed this intimate and watchful portrait, as incisive, if necessarily less in-your-face, than any of his photographs… Ironic and intuitively shot, The French is tennis films’ Greatest Of All Time.
April 27, 2016
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