- Format: Blu-ray
- Language: English (DTS 5.1)
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: IN-UK
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- ASIN: B002ZQX09K
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,042 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
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An intriguing premise for a full-length feature, the idea behind Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is simple. Back in April of 2005, Real Madrid--replete with Zinedine Zidane, arguably the world’s finest footballer at the time--played Villareal in the Spanish league. At that game, seventeen cameras were all trained on Zidane. The film? At heart, it’s 90 minutes of following the great man around a football field. Yet it’s fascinating. Really. Save for the odd subtitled comment, and a not-entirely-comfortable compilation of the day’s news that’s interspersed at half time, the focus is purely one man playing a game of football. It’s not a raging success by any means, and there are moments in Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait where the interest level significantly drops. Yet when it works, it really works astoundingly well, and you’d be hard-pushed to find any other film that does anything even vaguely similar. It’s backed, it should be noted, with excellent supporting music too. The 2006 World Cup, of course, gave Zidane’s career an ending it never really deserved. And while Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait isn’t a dish that everyone’s going to warm to, those that do will surely be left reflecting on one of football’s greatest geniuses, rather than one mad moment in Germany.
Top customer reviews
I wish I could return this disk. and receive a quality I expected for $ 20
The entire movie consists of weird closeups on Zidane + extremely fuzzy footage of a tv screen showing the game.
Now, I'm not stupid, I understand that's exactly what the makers were going for, but I do not really care for, and thus, do not really appreciate this type of "art."
The most frustrating part was that a soccer game is going on in the background yet you have no idea what is going on. I'm the type of person that wants to know things like what's going on in the background.
I believe the entire premise of the film is to capture Zidane's emotions throughout the whole match. And it is indeed interesting to see his face change expressions. However, much of it is simply his face expressionless. And while you may argue, that IS an expression, I don't disagree, but ANY expression 90% of however long the film is, inevitably gets boring.
Now, if you're a fan of Zidane (hopefully you are if you're thinking about buying this) then I think you will truly appreciate the climax (yes there is an inarguable climax in a film like this). ESPECIALLY if you immediately become sorrowful of the 2006 World Cup ;) (don't worry, he doesn't headbutt anyone)
That was my review; I understand it is probably quite unorganized. I wanted really wanted to try to get across all my impressions of it.
Most recent customer reviews
Very little really almost none of his of his skills.