Here's a webm to make things on-topic, i swear i posted this before but i can't find the thread so here goes again.
A somewhat pretentious but technically interesting experimental movie about a real-life football association player in one of the last matches of his career, Zinedine Zidane, widely considered the most elegant player of his generation and among the most technically-gifted (or technically-trained like an old coach of his said) in the history of the filmed sport.
Zidane, un Portrait du 21e Siècle
or A 21st Century Portrait
has nebulous reasons for its existence, production-wise, because the ones who used the Real Madrid Club's installations in other movies (like Goal
) don't seem to be involved here, it's the technical work of an Iranian-French dude who put tons of high-budget cameras around the stadium to film the movements and personality of the Algerian-French player, considered an icon in the Arab World despite not being a proper muslim, because it seems he just could and/or the president of the club at the moment, Fiorentino Perez, was very fond of the berber man and had a knack for finding commercial deals for his players. Also present in the film's production is the post-rock band Mogwai doing the soundtrack, which is okay i guess.
Back in the day some clubs had "running" cameramen in the sidelines who captured plays while centered on the player rather than today's panning from a tripod, sometimes these crews had the cool idea of lowering the camera height which resulted in waist-level, if not lower, footage that made them look like classic action sequences and this movie does have some of those.
A decent document from a golden era of the sport with one of its shining protagonists. Famous for his explosive temperament when the opponent bullied him or one of his teammates around, Zidane was send-off in the filmed match near the end while defending a mate of his, Beckham, in a pre-brawl and giving a much-suspected made-up drama for the film but as far as those involved he didn't know which match was going to be filmed and when informed it was the one against Villareal he got pissed and ashamed, considering he was retired by that point.
Also always found ironic how the film didn't screen at Cannes despite being the player's hometown for many years.
>Also "fact checkers" literally lie.
Fact checkers are the definition of jewish legalese exercises, they do not lie per se but omit crucial details under a sea of terms that might imply an opposite reality, but when read strictly technically they often don't say anything.
It's a semantics fest, they attack hyperbole statements or the background of the one who brought forward the information, sometimes they don't if it doesn't help their bias.
I like to think the people employed at those sites are apprentice lawyers doing tests on how to obfuscate hard cases and making the viewers, a de-facto jury, lean towards their side despite evidence. Total lack of morals and values, like a good lawyer.