Keeper

A heartfelt and sympathetic story.

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The Keeper

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, Bert's love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Sport, Romance
Runtime
120
Language
German
Director
Marcus H Rosenmüller
Writer(s)
Marcus H Rosenmüller, Nicholas J Schofield
Cast
David Kross
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

No goalkeeper ever had more anxiety at the penalty kick, or anywhere else, than Bert Trautmann, the German PoW who stayed on in Britain after the second world war, played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964, and in the victorious 1956 FA Cup final became a legend for playing to the final whistle ...

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