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The Keeper

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Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Violence & offensive language.

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Description

A look at how a German POW and a young English woman overcame prejudice, personal tragedy and public hostility as World War II came to an end.

While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret and her father, the manager of the local football team, notice a young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Margaret’s father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his team. While Margaret’s and Bert’s love slowly blossoms despite local hostility, Bert’s heroics in goal are noticed by Man City. Rather than going back to Germany, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert and Margaret receive support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis. Thus Bert’s path to acceptance begins. At the 1956 FA Cup Final he achieves ultimate reconciliation, when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert and their loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more.

Critic Reviews:

  • “For the most part, the film embraces its contradictions. As a parable about forgiveness, it's a fine example. As a portrait of the real Trautmann, some questions remain, hanging in the air like a ball on the way to the far corner of the net.” – Sydney Morning Herald
  • “The extraordinary true story of Burt Trautmann…gets a warm if corny retelling in Marcus H Rosenmüller's dra­ma. The on-field action is decently handled, as is Trautmann's initial ostracism for his medal-winning deeds in the Second World War.” – Times (UK)
  • “An excellent tribute to one of the most beloved "foreigners” ever to play the beautiful game in England." – Stuff.co.nz
Release date NZ
October 24th, 2019
Manufacturer code:
IFD1008TM
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
120.0
Number of Discs
1
Country of Production
  • United Kingdom
Genres
  • Drama
  • Romance
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9339065010626
Current sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
31421502

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