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Ping Pong

by Hugh Hartford International Documentary Film / Competition

“I don’t want to go home, watch television, and then just die.“ Terry is a sprightly English pensioner with a dream: to win a medal at the over 80s Table Tennis World Championships. He’s not the only one, with players from across the globe gathering in Mongolia to compete with the best in their respective age group. Les, who still stays fit, battles for gold with the English team. Meanwhile, Inga from Germany has conquered her dementia with the help of table tennis. Lisa, a smart lady from Texas, gives her all in the fight for victory. Even 100-year-old Dorothy from Australia refuses to be crushed by her opponents. They’re the stars of this sporting event. PING PONG follows eight sportspeople, from their training at home to the competition itself, and shows how much energy and passion they invest in the activity they love the most – regardless of the number of summers they’ve seen.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: UK, 2012
  • Runtime: 77 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Hugh Hartford
  • Cast: Les D'Arcy, Rune Forsberg, Sun Lao, Terry Donlon, Dorothy DeLow, Lisa Modlich
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  • Screenplay: Hugh Hartford, Anson Hartford
  • Cinematography: Anson Hartford
  • Editor: John Mister
  • Sound: Daniel Chu Owen
  • Music: Orlando Roberton
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  • Producer: Anson Hartford
  • Executive Producers: Maxyne Franklin, Beadie Finzi
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  • Production Company: Banyak Films
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