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JOHN McENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION (2019)

When a documentary about John McEnroe’s exploits in the 1984 French Open commences with the following quote from Jean-Luc Godard, “Cinema lies, sport doesn’t,” it tells you something prescient about where we are about to journey. There’s even a sideline cameo from Jean-Pierre Belmondo. Could it be instead of Pierrot Le Fou we are examining McEnroe the Madman?

#Sport 95 mins
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★★★★

" Pleasingly eccentric sports doc shows the artistry behind the outbursts "

★★★★

"In this cherishably idiosyncratic essay-film, archivist Julien Faraut has spun documentarist Gil de Kermadec’s raw footage of John McEnroe’s fractious mid-80s progress at the French Open into the basis of a philosophical rumination – Herzogian voiceover by Mathieu Amalric – on tennis, cinema and life"

"‘John McEnroe’ Captures a Perfectly Imperfect Tennis Star"

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