John Mcenroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Category: documentary
Director: Julien Faraut
Country: France
Year: 2018
Length: 95'
Production Status: completed


An immersive film essay on tennis legend John McEnroe at the height of his career as the world champion, documenting his strive for perfection, frustrations, and the hardest loss of his career at the 1984 Roland-Garros French Open. Narrated by Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ismael's Ghosts), using unseen 16mm footage uncovered from the Roland-Garros film archives, IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION showcases McEnroe's iconic grace, infamous temper, and unique style that powered his incredible journey to tennis perfection.

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