In the Realm of Perfection

  • L’Empire de la perfection
  • Section: Eurosport
  • France
  • 2017 / 90 min
  • Director: Julien Faraut
  • documentary
  • Cast: John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalri
  • French with English and Czech subtitles

Contact: Film Constellation

John McEnroe, number one in tennis. A documentary about the famous tennis player whose unorthodox playing style and emotional expressions captivated the world.

The year is 1984. At Roland Garros in Paris, a match is under way – John McEnroe vs. Ivan Lendl. The Realm of Perfection is a documentary that takes advantage of unique footage shot on 16 mm film showing every detail of McEnroe’s singular style and capturing his movements, emotion and technique.

Awards: Lisbon & Estoril FF 2018: Grand Jury Prize. Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards 2018: Critics’ Choice Documentary Award.



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