This is a portrait on film, in action and in real time, of one of the greatest players in the history of soccer, Zinédine Zidane.
The film is a unique endeavor midway between the work of a portrait artist and a high action movie for a broad viewing public.
Seventeen synchronized cameras were used, mixing super 35mm and High Definition, each focusing solely on Zinédine Zidane from the first kick of the ball to the final whistle.
This 360 degree perspective along with a sound universe that recreates the environment of the crowd allows us to enter into a multidimensional space leading the spectator to experience the sensations, the psychology and the body of a moving athlete. —Cannes Film Festival
Suspiciously patient & abstract, maybe the way a bug-eyed alien watches a soccer match. The sudden appearance of voiceless subtitles in the middle (along w/ hints of political disgust) comes as both a relief and a mindfuck. The game, stripped of its teamwork and its social purpose, becomes a standoff between individual consciousness and the impersonal, immortal perception of time.