35 user 37 critic

Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (2006)

Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs
Ronaldo (2015)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke
Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Stars: María Ester Escobar, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani


Credited cast:
David Beckham ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zinédine Zidane ... Himself


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »



France | Iceland


French | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Zidane - Ein Porträt im 21. Jahrhundert See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Used 17 synchronized cameras. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Technical Achievement
17 November 2006 | by Dan MasonSee all my reviews

I was not entirely sure what I was about to see when going to see Zidane, for a cinema release it had to be by far the strangest pitch (no pun intended) I'd come across. Zidane is a portrait of the infamous pro footballer Zinedine Zidane and using 17 cameras follows the great player throughout a 90 minute football match. As I am not a football fan in the slightest I decided to take my ex-footballer father along to get two perspectives on the film.

The film opens with recognisable grainy poorly sounding TV footage of the match kicking off, and after a while we are presented with lush high quality visuals and sounds of the very same match. What astounded me about this film is the clarity of sound and vision throughout the film and how technically impressive it was, from the slight breathing of Zidane to the odd over awing shots of the grand stadium. This is not just an in depth look at how a great player plays but also a fantastic experiment in recording and manipulating sound and vision. Thanks to this the film puts you right there on the pitch, and with the addition of subtitles that were taken from an interview with Zidane you start to understand what the player might be thinking.

The film is also laden with different messages take for instance at half time we are shown what was happening around the world on the same day, it's a great wake up call as it makes you realise how insignificant one man and his football match is, but because of press coverage and celebrity status that match is more memorable and more important to the public than lives lost in a natural disaster.

I adored the film for its technical brilliance and the messages it seemed to send, my father loved watching a great player play up close and personal. So whether you like football or not this film is sure to interest you.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed