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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis « on: September 27, 2012, 06:07 PM »
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Not sure if this is the right place for this, but while we’re in a bit of a tennis lull – has anybody else seen this film?

It’s the true story of Tony Hawks and his attempt to beat all the players in the Moldovan national football team at tennis. For those that don’t know, he is a British writer, comedian, and tennis enthusiast  - he is also a co-founder of Tennis for Free  see http://www.tennisforfree.com/

He says "The film tells the true story of how I, Tony Hawks, a complacent and somewhat self-indulgent writer, attempted to win a silly bet in order to gather material for a light-hearted new book, but along the way became embroiled in an uplifting and life-changing adventure..."

You can watch it for free at http://www.moldovansmovie.com/index.html

Donations are encouraged. All profits go to the Tony Hawks Centre for children with cerebral palsy in Chisinau, Moldova

I watched it when it first came out (Wimbledon time), and enjoyed it – both funny and moving. There’s not a lot of tennis in it.  I also enjoyed a little email exchange with TH after making a donation!  I said I’d spread the word, but I’ve taken my time about it...

And that’s my 1,000th post!
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Re: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis « Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 07:13 PM »
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Not sure if this is the right place for this, but while we’re in a bit of a tennis lull – has anybody else seen this film?

It’s the true story of Tony Hawks and his attempt to beat all the players in the Moldovan national football team at tennis. For those that don’t know, he is a British writer, comedian, and tennis enthusiast  - he is also a co-founder of Tennis for Free  see http://www.tennisforfree.com/

He says "The film tells the true story of how I, Tony Hawks, a complacent and somewhat self-indulgent writer, attempted to win a silly bet in order to gather material for a light-hearted new book, but along the way became embroiled in an uplifting and life-changing adventure..."

You can watch it for free at http://www.moldovansmovie.com/index.html

Donations are encouraged. All profits go to the Tony Hawks Centre for children with cerebral palsy in Chisinau, Moldova

I watched it when it first came out (Wimbledon time), and enjoyed it – both funny and moving. There’s not a lot of tennis in it.  I also enjoyed a little email exchange with TH after making a donation!  I said I’d spread the word, but I’ve taken my time about it...

And that’s my 1,000th post!

Congratulations on reaching such a worthy landmark Elena!  However as I'm now John McEnroe, eveyone had better watch out! Very Happy

I'd suggest that you post it on The Movies thread as well, since that's probably a more appropriate place for it - http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/chit-chat/the-last-film-you-saw/

Will definitely have at look at it though.
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Re: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis « Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 10:15 AM »
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Thanks Aileen, or should I say John!

I may put it on the movies thread, but perhaps watch it again first to refresh my own memory. I learnt about this film when I looked at Tony Hawks's twitter earlier this year when I was wondering if he could be PseudoFed - a funny guy, very keen on tennis - but he was clearly very busy with the finishing touches to his film (frantically looking for russian speakers to check subtitles!)
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Re: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis « Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 05:28 PM »
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He was a Sussex champion. Good player.
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