Terre Battue

A film by Stéphane Demoustier

2014 France, Belgium - Sports Drama


Jérôme, a senior executive, has just left his company. Determined to never work for nobody else ever again, he attempts to set up his own company, come what may, even ignoring the reluctance of his wife Laura. Ugo, their 11-year-old son, is a tennis player and a promising champion. To reach his goal, he must make it into the Roland Garros national training center. Just like his dad, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it. Together, Ugo and Jérôme will realize that not all rules can be bent in the quest for success.

  • cast

    • Olivier Gourmet (Jérôme)
    • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Laura)
    • Charles Mérienne (Ugo)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Frédéric Jouve (Les Films Velvet)
    • Co-Producers
    • Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Les Films du Fleuve)
    • Année Zéro
    • Arte France Cinéma
    • RTBF
    • Screenwriter
    • Stéphane Demoustier
    • Gaëlle Macé (collaboration)
    • Cinematographer
    • Julien Poupard
    • Editor
    • Damien Maestraggi
    • Sound
    • Emmanuel Bonnat
    • Julie Brenta
    • Vincent Verdoux

awards & nominations

  • Venice 2014, Settimana della Critica
  • Namur FIFF 2014, Closing Film

screenings in festivals & markets +


Domestic release :
Dec 17, 2014 (Diaphana)