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THE FINAL FOOTBALL TRIED TO FORGET

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a documentary by Harvey Marcus

Welcome to the PARIS 75 project homepage - a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Leeds United's infamous 1975 European Cup Final defeat to Bayern Munich using unseen fan cine-footage, rare archive and player interviews, and narrated by Game of Thrones' actor and Leeds fan, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau.

Here, you can see our funding video, follow the story of the project, and be a part of the film by becoming a sponsor. 

PARIS 75 is a labour of love project by director Harvey Marcus, but with a little bit of your love, support and backing we can raise the funds needed to bring the documentary to a big screen in time for May, 2025 and the game's anniversary. Many thanks for your help.

For more information please contact  Harvey Marcus at info@bruisefilm.com

The story behind PARIS 75... 

Like many other fans, Leeds-born filmmaker Harvey Marcus has been obsessed about the injustices surrounding

Leeds United's controversial defeat to Bayern Munich in the 1975 European Cup for more years than he care to recall. But what made him decide to make a documentary about the match was a chance Facebook connection with Leeds superfan Roy Schofield - a true legend who has not missed a game, home or away, for more than 50 years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There have been other documentaries about the 1975 European Cup Final, but what makes PARIS 75 special is that this is the fans' story of that European Cup run. Scheduled for a May 2025 release, to coincide with the final's 50th anniversary, the film will also contain other rare footage of the fans and match, as well as interviews with the players involved. But at its heart is Roy's unseen footage and the story of the Leeds fans who were there. Because that is

the story which has never been told and deserves to be told, for now and generations to come. Because it's Leeds

United's supporters who refuse to let football forget who should have lifted the European Cup that year. 

It's the Leeds supporters who have been singing the same song for 50 years now, week in week out,

from the Adamson era to Farke's new dawn - 'We Are The Champions', Champions Of Europe'.

We met up to chat about his vast collection of shirts, programmes, photos and memorabilia, when he revealed his real treasure trove - over thirty minutes of unseen cine-film, shot by Roy, as he

and his friends followed Don Revie's great team across Europe all the way to Paris.

The films begin in 1973, when he captured the team training before that other travesty of

justice, the Cup Winner's Cup Final, and continue through 1974 and the 74/75 season, including every away leg of the team's European Cup run; Zurich, Budapest (where only 60 Leeds supporters received visas to travel into what was then Communist Hungary), Anderlecht, Barcelona and finally, that fateful evening in the Parc des Princes. 

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PARIS 75 Director Harvey, wearing self -designed 'Peace + Love + United' shirt in 1991.

   Bringing PARIS 75 to screen:                                                                                                 

As an independent filmmaker one of the most difficult tasks is bringing a feature-length project like this to life to a cinema standard. The process involves filming interviews, interview fees, purchasing licensing rights etc, pre-production, post-production… the list goes on and on and on. It is a costly business. Which is why I’m asking Leeds United’s worldwide community for help in creating this film in time to mark the 50th anniversary of Leeds United winning the European Cup.

   How you can help:                                                                                                                 

The aim is to raise a large portion of the funds needed via corporate partners sponsors , but in the first round of funding, we're hoping Leeds fans throughout the world will get behind the documentary, become a part of it and help bring it to life. 

For more information contact Harvey Marcus at info@bruisefilm.com

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