Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), 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.
"A charming and often enlightening watch."
"A heartfelt and sympathetic story."
Winner of Ten U.S. Film Festival Audience Awards!
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Baltimore Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival
Boca Grande Film Festival
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Gold Coast International Film Festival
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Writers Marcus H. Rosenmüller and Nicholas J. Schofield