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Synopsis

Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon teams up with French artist Philippe Parreno to create a work glorious in its simplicity. The film was made by training 17 super-35mm Scope cameras, under the supervision of acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji, solely on footballer Zinedine Zidane over the course of a single 92-minute match between Real Madrid and Villareal at the Bernabeu Stadium. Zidane recounts in voice-over what he can and cannot remember from his matches. Magnificently edited and accompanied by a majestic score from Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, this is not only the greatest football movie ever made, but also one of the finest studies of man in the workplace. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is an extraordinary, breathtaking ode to the loneliness of the athlete and the poise and resilience of the human body.

Director

Douglas Gordon
Philippe Parreno

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART332DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART008BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Documentary, Sport

CERTIFICATE: PG

DIRECTOR: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno

DURATION: 95 Mins

LANGUAGES: French

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