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The Keeper (2018)

War/Romance/Drama · 2h 0m

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Description

The Keeper is a 2018 biographical drama film directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller and written by Rosenmüller, Daniel Kehlmann, and Philipp Löhle. The film stars David Kross, Freya Mavor, and Sebastian Koch. It tells the story of Bert Trautmann, a German prisoner of war who became a goalkeeper for Manchester City after World War II. The film opens in 1945, as Trautmann is being held in a prisoner of war camp in Lancashire, England. He is approached by Manchester City manager Joe Mercer, who asks him to play for the club. Trautmann is initially reluctant, but he eventually agrees. Trautmann quickly becomes a star player for Manchester City, and he helps the team win the FA Cup in 1956. He also becomes a national hero in England, despite his German heritage. In 1966, Trautmann suffers a serious head injury during a match against Bolton Wanderers. He is knocked unconscious and has to be carried off the pitch. He is later diagnosed with a fractured skull, but he makes a full recovery. Trautmann continues to play for Manchester City until 1964, when he retires at the age of 35. He later becomes a successful businessman and philanthropist. The Keeper is a moving and inspiring story about a man who overcame great adversity to achieve his dreams. It is a film about forgiveness, hope, and the power of sport to bring people together.

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Languages

English, German

Countries

Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany
Cast
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David Kross

Bert Trautmann
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Freya Mavor

Margaret
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John Henshaw

Jack Friar
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Michael Socha

Bill Twist
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Dave Johns

Roberts
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Chloe Harris

Betsy
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Mikey Collins

Alf Myers
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Gary Lewis

Jock Thompson
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Angus Barnett

Clive Thornton
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Max Befort

Poll
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Achim Bogdahn

Referee
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Butz Ulrich Buse

Rabbi Altmann
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Ian T. Dickinson

Colonel Bledsop
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Alex Freeman

Fan Club Representative
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Steve Hudson

Actor
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Davy Hughes

Orchestra Leader
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Jesse Inman

Actor
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Jay Johnson

Ross
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Florian Kroop

Rudi
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Tom Machell

Private Fletcher
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Tobias Masterson

John Trautmann
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Chris McCurry

Journalist
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Olivia-Rose Minnis

Barbara Friar
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Michael Patrick

Journalist
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Andreas Ranzenberger

Fellow Inmate
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Pete Riley

Fan Fan Meeting 2
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Ian Tilson

Football Fan
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Alex Tondowski

Surgeon
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Adam Turns

Journalist
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Ryan Wichert

Gary
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Mark Windsor

Fan Rep 1
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Tony Wright

Ice Cream Man
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Mark Quigley

Train Driver (uncredited)
Crew
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller

Director
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Robert Marciniak

Writer
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller

Writer
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Nicholas J. Schofield

Writer
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