Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Without question the funniest book ever written about playing Moldovan footballers at tennis, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks has been made into a film, staring Hawks himself.

Telling the story of Hawks’s quest to defeat the entire Moldovan football team at tennis (for a bet) the film can be watched in full and in HD (with your choice of English, Romanian or Russian subtitles) at the website

Note that while you can choose to watch the film for free should you wish to do so, Hawks does ask for donations for the medical centre treating children with cerebral palsy in Chisinau of which he is patron.

Here’s the film’s trailer:

You can watch it in full here.


  1. Radu says:

    Very nice movie, I liked it. Thanks.

  2. Geronimo says:

    It’s not particularly funny but it is very charming. And definitely worth a donation

  3. Parmalat says:

    Check the spam folder, there’s something in there…

  4. Paco says:

    Any reviews, opinions?

    • Craig Turp says:

      The film is not as funny as the book, but then they never are. One of the problems is that the events of the film actually took place in 1998, so a few of the jokes are a bit dated. It is still worth watching, however, and it has some genuinely rolling on the floor laughing moments.

  5. ioana says:

    I read the book and liked it and i was looking forward to watching the film too.
    I will buy the DVD when the “buy the DVD” button will decide to work; if not, I will watch the film and donate, as i wish will do as many people as possible.
    And i hope that some will consider to visit Moldova; it will be a memorable experience.

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