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The Keeper

Original title
Trautmann aka
AKA
  • The Keeper
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Marciniak, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Nicholas J. Schofield
Music
Gerd Baumann
Cinematography
Daniel Gottschalk
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany-United Kingdom; Lieblingsfilm / Zephyr Films / British Film Company
Genre
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Biography. Soccer/Football. 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
This is the 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.
Awards
2018: German Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film Music and Costume Design
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