2018 ( UK | Germany ) ( Biography, Drama, Romance )
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German paratrooper in WWII, who was captured and ended-up in a POW camp in Lancashire. After the war, and against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, he managed to secure the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City but is surprised by the intensity of the anger and resentment that is directed towards him by fans and the media. On the field, the boos are deafening every time he picks up the ball. 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 eventually wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. However fate soon twists the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
The Keeper delivers far more than what is expected from it, both tonally and aesthetically, and is hugely watchable, not least thanks to its extremely likeable cast.