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The Keeper (2018) - Also known as "Trautmann"

Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport, War
UK, Germany (English, German) 120 min
7 8
  - /10   - /10   1
Updated on 2019 Sep 17
 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Director: Marcus H. Rosenm├╝ller
Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling, Michael Socha, Dave Johns, Barbara Young, Chloe Harris, Mikey Collins, Gary Lewis, Dervla Kirwan, Angus Barnett, Max Befort, Achim Bogdahn, Stephan Buschmann, Butz Ulrich Buse, Ian T. Dickinson, Alex Freeman, Steve Hudson, Davy Hughes, Jesse Inman, Jay Johnson, Florian Kroop, Tom Machell, Tobias Masterson, Chris McCurry, Olivia-Rose Minnis, Michael Patrick, Andreas Ranzenberger, Pete Riley, Julian Sands, Ian Tilson, Alex Tondowski, Adam Turns, Ryan Wichert, Mark Windsor, Tony Wright, Mark Quigley


The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing t

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