APR 5, 2008


'Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait'

Why: You've already seen his career-ending head butt from the 2006 World Cup. But you haven't seen French soccer deity Zinedine Zidane as captured during a single (pre–head butt) game by 17 high-resolution cameras. They ignore the other players and only track Zidane, revealing his monomaniacal aggression, stalking style of play, and occasional adventures in groundskeeping. This movie is beautiful, terrifying, and only tangentially about soccer. It is a vision of man at his most ferocious, hunting his prey without pity. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 7:15 and 9:15 pm, $5–$8.50. Fri–Sun April 4–6.)

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