CAST: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw DIRECTOR: Marcus H. Rosenmuller VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 11/22 | WATCH NOW
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club.
If you're not a football fan you shouldn't disregard THE KEEPER. This isn't a sport film as such—it's the compelling story of a truly remarkable man.John Byrne, RTA (Ireland)
A great story of love in adversity and is handsomely told.David Aldridge, Radio Times