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It is not easy to show publicly. And it has now been made: Three days ago against Spain, I felt like crying. I ate well, but I missed my chocolate fondant. I don’t know why. And the day I can climb it, he takes the neighbour’s son.

I don’t know why. I wonder what I came here for, except for a film, because my World Cup went wrong. Edit Cast Credited cast: What the film illustrates above all, says Dhorasoo, ‘is that although footballers are very privileged, they too can be very sad’. Depression turns into despair and then self-indulgence as the French defeat the favourites in the quarter-finals: The power of the documentary stems from the fact that Dhorasoo recorded thoughts and feelings as they happened, rather than try and craft a narrative after the fact.

Share this Rating Title: Vikash DhorasooFred Poulet. He plays only briefly against Switzerland and South Korea: Edit Storyline A substitute in the french soccer team for the world cup films himself, explaining how it feels to be on a winning team and not playing. Himself Rest of cast listed alphabetically: After the group stage, the player says: See the full gallery. For two years, he trained me to climb a mountain.

Thus, the documentary is startling for its realness, its versimiltude. Add the first question.

Actually, “they” won against Brazil. His future – he says with estimable existential consistency – is ‘uncertain, inexact’. I’m not a supporter, I’m not a spectator, I’m a football player – and I’m not playing football,” you experience all of the frustration, the rage, the heartbreak of a skilled professional denied the greatest showcase of them all.

The movie opens with an evocative recollection of Dhorasoo’s origins, showing lads whose families came from former French colonies in his case Mauritiuskicking a ball in the scrappy outskirts of Le Havre, the port town in Normandy.

Maybe the film will be the chocolate fondant. The power of the documentary stems from the fact that Dhorasoo recorded thoughts and feelings as they happened, rather than try and craft a narrative after the fact.

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Connections Spoofed in Les Guignols de l’info: On the eve of the final against Italy, Dhorasoo says: When a film was eventually made about existential isolation in football, it was perhaps inevitable that it would come from France.

Dhorasoo travelled with the team; Poulet followed, armed with his own camera. It is not easy to show publicly.

The year-old announced his retirement in January when his contract was annulled by the Italian side Livorno, after disagreements – perhaps inevitable – over his guaranteed place in the first team.

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He spent his time in hotel rooms; he refrained from answering the telephone; he talked to himself constantly and whenever he caught himself at it, talked to himself some more this time to reassure himself that he wasn’t going nuts. The film’s release, a month before Eurohas reportedly outraged France’s coach, Raymond Domenech, who is, in a way, its unseen major character.

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Bend it like Bender. But once the French team reached Germany [ Images ]he stayed on the bench except for brief appearances against Switzerland [ Images ] and South Korea in first round games — a suddenly unwanted appendage, largely because he plays in the same position yhe the inspirational Zinedine Zidane [ Images ].

It is about unemployment, having your job and your trade taken away from you, and the complete isolation of that feeling. This is a betrayal,” says the player, on film. And now he has crystallized the experience of being an unnoticed spare wheel into Substitutea feature documentary that is being hailed as one of the more unusual films ever made about soccer.

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But in the end, he gave up on me.

That heartbreak is crystallized when he talks of coach Raymond Domenech. I wonder what I came here for, except for a film, because my World Cup went wrong.

If the story of Vikash Dhorasoo could be summed up in a sound byte, it would be this: Dhorasoo’s relationship with Domenech is almost biblical in its depiction of a forsaken son. Edit Did You Know? A substitute in the french dhoasoo team for the world cup films himself, explaining how it feels to be on a winning team and not playing.

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Audible Download Audio Books. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite dhroasoo and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Without ever getting verbose, the film creates heart-stopping moments to underline its core theme – as in the sequence when Dhorasoo runs on as substitute for Zidane in a friendly match against Mexico and the crowd boos at seeing their favorite replaced.

And there are grateful recollections of being taken under Domenech’s wing – ‘No one can take away my good fortune,’ says Dhorasoo as the squad flies to Germany. The two had initially met after the player read an article by Poulet, and contacted him; the two went on to become good friends. The Independent reports that earlier this autumn, his contract with the Italian team Livorno was terminated, and he is now, at 34 years of age, looking for a new club.

Three days dhoraoo against Spain, I felt like crying. Edit Details Official Sites: Didn’t get invited to any Academy Awards after-parties? I don’t know why. It is about having a skill or a talent, and not being able to exercise it.