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Substitute

Substitute

cast: Vikash Dhorasoo, Fred Poulet

year: 2006

colour: no

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director: Vikash Dhorasoo, Fred Poulet

runtime: 70

The 2006 World Cup Finals seen through the Super8 camera lens of French midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo, Substitute is the curious antithesis of Douglas Gordon's Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Where Gordon presented a master in action, here we see a player's inaction, as Dhorasoo is overlooked for much of the tournament whilst his team reaches the final. Alone in his hotel room, his frustrations become evident, which lead him to become more candid about his position, his relationship with coach Raymond Domenech and with the rest of the squad.

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