On December 12 2019, please join us for an encore presentation of GCIFF 2019 Audience Award winner for Best Narrative: The Keeper, directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller.
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. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. 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.
Director | Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Running Time | 120 Minutes
Production Country | UK/ Germany
Original Language | German, English
Subtitles | English
Release Year | 2018