"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.
Took me back to my youth
- The Keeper review by AA
when my paternal grandfather initiated me to become a life long fan of Manchester City and I can still remember where I was watching the 1956 Cup Final on a friends television. The film clips of Maine Road with all those people standing and roaring the team on to do their best again memories. I did enjoy enjoy the film and the events that led! to Bert Trautmann becoming the star player he was!
Even if you don't have any interest in football, but more so if you do, this film is about the Manchester City legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautman, it is a wonderful human story. It shows us how Bert, who was a German Paratrooper, and who was awarded medals including the iron cross, and whom is captured and placed in a POW camp in Britain. The story goes on to show us how he went on to become one of the greatest goal keepers and won over the hearts of the British Public. It is moving, absorbing and very well acted.