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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Dot
Lisa
Les
Terry
Inge
Sun
Ursula
Rune.
Directors
Hugh Hartford.
Screenwriters
Running Time
76 minutes

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Ping Pong
You're never too old for gold


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Plot
A documentary following eight OAPs coming from around the world to compete in the Over-80s Table Tennis Championships, held in China. The oldest contestant is Dorothy, aged 101. The most experienced is Les, the seven-time champion.


Review
Ping Pong
This is not a film about ping pong; this is a film about living in the moment and not being afraid of your own mortality, and it puts anyone who’s ever complained about a sore joint to shame. Following eight pensioners to China on their quest to compete in the Over 80s Table Tennis Championships, we are privileged to meet players including seven-time champion Les, who at 89 still lifts weights, Inge, whose discovery of ping pong cured her dementia, and Dorothy, whose passion aged 101 could well be keeping her alive. Delightful, hilarious and completely inspirational.


Verdict
The sight of this elderly bunch hobbling around the table may well make you laugh, but the passion with which they play each game as if it might (and probably will) be their last will also make you cry.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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