Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane|
|Directors:||Douglas Gordon, Gordon Douglas, Philippe Parreno|
|Genres:||Documentary, Sport, World Cinema|
Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Mar 2010|
Most helpful review
superb.........By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 31 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]my 12 year old son loved this dvd, he is a huge zidane fan.
in the dvd the cameras follow Zidane around in a documentary style. You see Zidane on the ball and off the ball throughout a single match playing for Real Madrid v Villareal for almost 90 minutes. There are close up's of Zidane, and a close up of when he is sharing a joke with Roberto Carlos.
well worth renting out
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Zidenine Zidane...InaneBy Lesbo (1 review) , 02 Dec 2011I love soccer, I love movies. I had wondered how anyone could make an interesting movie watching only one soccer player during an entire match. I now have the answer...They can't.
Tip: Paint a wall. Sit back. Watch paint dry. Enjoy. Time better spent than watching this.
Who ate all the CrepesBy Elsy300 (16 reviews) from LONDON , 19 Oct 2011Ok, this is not a 'best of Zidane' or a vid with all his best goals. This is an Art film.
Football fans stay away, Artists come with your beer and pie.
Stunning documentary film, especially the sound.By Cthulhuboy (30 reviews) from Sheffield , 30 Jun 2011I'm not a football fan, but I appreciate the skill and personality of some sports people, and I also like good art. This is a mesmerising post-modernist portrait film devoid of biography, punditry, sychophancy and cliche. It is purely and simply the man at work, shot from multiple angles and expertly edited to create a narrative and sense of drama.
The most impressive aspect is the sound editing; the way it mixes the excellent music by Mogwai with the sounds of the crowd, the players, the trampling feet, the contact of the ball and the few utterances and even the breathing (and spitting!) of Zidane - it's simply stunning in surround sound, so I would not really recommend it if you don't have a decent audio setup.
I have docked half a star as the Blu-Ray transfer is not as good as it could be - it looks very grainy at times, and I'm disappointed by the use of post-production digital zoom in some close up shots.
Zzzzzzidane (see what I did there?)By Markiecooper (2 reviews) , 20 Apr 2011Its more of an art installation then a film really, if you really love Zizou then watch, otherwise avoid. I couldnt watch the whole thing without being bored.
The clue's in the nameBy pauldyson (8 reviews) from Beverley , 29 Aug 2010The title says it all really; this film is the 21st century equivalent of a 18th century romantic portrait. If you're expecting a biography/documentary about Zidane or even a film of a football match you're going to be disappointed. But if you like studying portraits where the painter tries to capture the essence of the subject then this is for you. Of course you may not usually study a portrait for over 90 minutes but it rewards viewing in two halves as this is a film to concentrate on even if the 'action' is limited.
Bizarrely I was actually at the Bernabeu for this game (the one and only time I've been, totally unaware that it was being filmed). It was an incredible match, perhaps the pinnacle of the somewhat dubious galacticos experiment, and those memories probably have some influence on my rating and review.