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The Open





Synopsis

Bombs have exploded. The war is global.Yet André and Stéphanie won’t give up: Roland Garros is their life, the reason why they live – their history. And come what may, they will organize their Open, whatever the cost. Even without rackets, even without balls, by the sheer strength of their faith.They believe in it.So hard they could even convince Ralph – a guerrilla from the plain – to join them, lay down his weapons, take his racket once more and try his luck in the final: Roland Garros!Three misfits, playing air tennis in the middle of nowhere, strive to dream – even though life is turning into a farce, even though the world is coming to an end.

Cast

James Northcote,Maia Levasseur-Costil,Pierre Benoist


Director :Marc Lahore Language :English Country :France
Producer :Cyril Cadars Editor :Marc Lahore,Benjamin Minet Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Marc Lahore Year :2015 Duration:103 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Marc Lahore

Director Biography

Marc grew up between a mountain of VHS and a heap of comics. He became a voluntary projectionist, then a TV editor, pursuing at the same time a university course in English language and culture. He then directed a series of quite different, often strange short films (the last one of which, 'DO', is currently being screened all around the world), deliberately choosing disconcerting forms, as he likes to explore, or rediscover, varied worlds and concepts ; 'The Open' is his first feature film.Marc recently won the CNC's "Aide à la réécriture" (a State grant for the development of feature films), and is today putting the finishing touches to 'Joe Louis' Left Hand', a rural Pyrenean drama, alongside Nicolas Peufaillit ('Un Prophète', 'Les Revenants'), at the same time he is working on a political series for France 4 ('B-82', directed by Marc Fouchard).

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