The Keeper

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TheKeeper
Cast

David Kross
Freya Mavor
John Henshaw
Dervla Kirwan
Michael Socha
Harry Melling
Gary Lewis
Barbara Young

Crew

Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Writers Marcus H. Rosenmüller and Nicholas J. Schofield

Year: 2018
Running Time: 120 minutes
Language: English and German with English subtitles
Optional English Subtitles

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), 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.

His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. 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.

“A charming and often enlightening watch.”


“A heartfelt and sympathetic story.”