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 cameras, under the supervision of acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji, solely on footballer Zinedine Zidane over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villareal.
Zidane himself 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. An ode to the loneliness of the athlete and the poise and resilience of the human body.