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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (original title)
Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.
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Credited cast:
David Beckham ... Self
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Zinédine Zidane ... Self


Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

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This is born out of a love that co-director Philippe Parreno had as a child when he was watching football matches on TV. He would concentrate on his favorite player and assiduously try to watch as much of him - and just him - throughout the match. See more »

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A 21st Century football film
18 November 2007 | by skarphayseSee all my reviews

I can see why people had the criticisms of this film.

Reading the title, I think most people expected a clips compilation of his best goals, assists etc. not a moving piece of cinema.

I think this was a brave and ultimately rewarding effort to examine the greatest footballer of our generation in a different way and to enable you to make up your own mind rather than a narrator explaining it for you.

Darius Khondji's cinematography was mind blowing and any of the shots of the film could have made an amazing photo in it's own right. The sound design was phenomenal and if you have fifty pro logic speakers in your sitting room then you will feel the full force of the Bernabeu and Zidane in a way that watching a football match on television never could.

The only thing I can finish with is to say this film must be watched. Mere words can't express the emotions that this film creates.

Zidane: A 21st Century Legend.

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Release Date:

24 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Zidane - Ein Porträt im 21. Jahrhundert See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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