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The French (Blu-ray)

Directed by : William Klein
Available Date : 05/28/2024
Release Year : 1982
Running Time : 135
UPC : 738329266264
Country : France
Language: French and English
Genre : Documentary, Sports
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$23.96 (Blu-ray)
MSRP: $29.95
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Available: May 28th 2024. Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date. Order may not be split.
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William Klein, the legendary American photographer and filmmaker, has put together a body of work as thrillingly eclectic as any living artist. In his 1969 film Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Klein found a subject that combined his interest in sport and social criticism, and much the same combination can be seen at work, in a very different cultural context, in The French. Klein was the first person to be granted full, exclusive access to the tournament in its 90-year history, and using that doorway into locker rooms, TV studios, and players’ boxes, he shot the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the 1981 French Open—a crucial moment in a crucial year in the history of a game, and its iconic players Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, Yannick Noah, and Ivan Lendl. With Klein’s customary eagle eye and whirlwind energy, The French captures the noisy bedlam that accompanies any major sporting event, while also revealing a level of candor from his subjects that is impossible to imagine in today’s secretive media-trained world.

Product Extras :
  • Re-Release Trailer
Publish Date : 2024-04-30
  • William Klein - Director
  • Arthur Ashe - Himself
  • Bjorn Borg - Himself
  • Jimmy Connors - Himself
  • Chris Evert - Herself
  • Ivan Lendl - Himself
  • John McEnroe - Himself
  • Martina Navratilova - Herself

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