WELCOME to Playing the Moldovans at Tennis!
This feature film is a drama based on Tony's best-selling book. All profits will go to the Tony Hawks Centre for children with cerebral palsy in Moldova, which was started with royalties from his book. You can learn more about the care centre and donate on this site.
**SPECIAL BIRTHDAY OFFER**
For just £15 you can have a DVD personally signed by Tony Hawks with a message of your choice. The perfect gift for friends, family or yourself!
To order, make a payment using the donate button (on the right, please add £1 per DVD for postage and packing in the UK) and email your desired message and delivery address to [email protected].
Alternatively, you can buy an unsigned DVD here for £12.99. http://www.play.com/stores/DVDJamboree/listing/854265822
We currently have Romanian, Russian and English subtitles available. Also, on this site you can find out more about the film, including why Tony made it.
Comments about the film
Funny, charming and moving - Dave Baddiel
A feel-good film with the unbeatable combination of tennis, Moldova and British eccentricity - Sandi Toksvig
Tony Hawks is the Brad Pitt of films shot mainly in Moldova. His quest to beat the Moldovan football team at tennis is simultaneously insane, moving and hilarious. If Andy Murray's near miss upset you, Tony Hawks' triumph will restore your faith in British tennis - Sir Tim Rice
Thoroughly enjoyed the film, as did everyone from their reaction. I’m proud to say I had a little tear in my eye occasionally - Tim Brooke Taylor
A funny, touching, true story - Alan Davies
It’s brilliant - Claudia Winkleman
A great piece of work - Marcus Brigstocke
An explosive mix of cultures and shared sense of humour - Iulian Fruntasu – Moldovan Ambassador to the UK
What a brilliant achievement to have created a film like that. - Mark Steel
I loved it! - John Inverdale
It was great, we loved it! We're telling everybody about it! - Stacey Kent
Unbridled amusement value - The Guardian
It’s a fantastic movie - Pat Cash
A great project – Sue Perkins
First it was a bet, then an internationally best-selling book, and now TONY HAWKS' eccentric, hilarious 'Playing The Moldovans at Tennis' is a feature film starring Tony, Anatol Durbala, Stephen Frost, Angus Deayton, Morwenna Banks, Pat Cash & Alistair McGowan.
Tony attempts to win a silly bet in order to gather material for a lighthearted new book, but soon becomes embroiled in an uplifting and life changing adventure in a little known country on the eastern fringes of Europe. The eccentric wager was made in a pub during a televised World Cup qualifying match between England and Moldova, and resulted in Tony trying to track down the entire Moldovan football team, challenge them individually to a game of tennis and beat them all!
Along the way, Tony discovers that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. In Europe's poorest country, which endures daily power shortages, bullying gangsters, and even an illegal and lawless breakaway republic, he finds that it's not that easy to coax footballers onto a tennis court. Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is a life affirming, warm and moving film that shows us in love stories you don't always fall in love with another person - sometimes, it's a country. And then of course there is the forefeit for the loser!
ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE - THE MOVIE!
Round Ireland with a Fridge is also a feature film. For details and the DVD, visit www.roundirelandwithafridge.com.