HEYSEL '85 - REQUIEM FOR A CUP FINAL

By Lode DESMET

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, ITALY
    • Languages
    • FLEMISH, ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lode DESMET
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul PAUWELS
    • Synopsis
    • May 29 1985. 39 fans die in the Brussels' Heysel Stadium before the UEFA CUP FINAL between Juventus and Liverpool begins. The UEFA representatives insist that the match must be played; the Juventus management disagrees - most of the deceased are Italian. However, two hours later the game starts. The film recreates the hours of panic and despair using them as a touchstone for the viewer's conscience: what would you have done, had you been the one to take the decision?
    • Partners & financing
    • Periscope Productions
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