“Everything I've done, don't do it! “From the first seconds, Nicolas Anelka, former striker of PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid in particular, and the Blues, unleashes his first salvo. Over the minutes of this documentary directed by Franck Nataf and which lasts the time of a match, Anelka slowly takes off her jersey to reveal her other side.
We knew it without compromise, we also discover it on the verge of emotion when he admits his difficulty in saying "I love you" to his parents. Or when he talks about his moral injury to have missed the decisive penalty shootout in the 2008 Champions League final with Chelsea.
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But "Anelka, the misunderstood" is above all many revelations about her career. The former Parisian thus returns to the affair of his salvation with a "quenelle", interpreted as support for the humorist-polemicist Dieudonné and which was intended only for his former coach from West Bromwich. The last half hour is devoted to the famous Knysna crisis. We first learn that Anelka almost left the Blues on his own even before setting foot in South Africa.
As for his famous stroke of blood at half-time for France-Mexico which would lead him to exclusion, he confirms that the insult to Raymond Domenech for which he was accused, and which caused a reaction until Nicolas Sarkozy, was not exactly the one that has been printed for a long time. He reveals his bitterness at having nevertheless been dismissed of his defamation complaint. Even if we can regret that his second stint at PSG between 2000 and 2002 was obscured, one thing is obvious after the viewing: now we understand Anelka better.
“Anelka, the misunderstood ”, documentary by Franck Nataf. 1h34. Available on Netflix