Topspin: a short film about table tennis

The film starts at 16:24

Topspin is an intriguing short film featuring scenes from a table tennis match between Sweden’s Ulf Carlsson and West Germany’s Peter Stellwag. Both players were world and national champions so the matchplay was of a high calibre. The film was directed by Joachim Kreck, known for his other sporting films such as Fussballspiele (1976) and No 1 (1973). What makes Topspin so unique is the lack of commentary and the use of imagery and music to set the mood.

Play the above video from 16:24 and enjoy.

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