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The Keeper(Trautmann)

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Germany, United Kingdom · 2018
Rated R · 2h 0m
Director Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Starring David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Gary Lewis
Genre Drama, History, War

Bert Trautmann has a complicated past, having worked with the Nazis during World War II. However, his skills as a goalkeeper for Manchester's football team begin to change people's perceptions of him, and prove everyone deserves a second chance.

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What are people saying?


OMG! This movie brought me to tears. There is so much joy; so much sorrow. The negative political undercurrents are handled with dignity. As an avid football fan, the film speaks to me at different levels. We cannot change our past. We can hope only to reshape ourselves, for the better. Berndt did reshape himself. WWII defined an entire generation or two, on both sides.

What are critics saying?


The New York Times by Ben Kenigsberg

It’s contrary to the movie’s spirit to judge Bert, but the evasive treatment of his wartime experiences plays like a dodge: His past exists as a kind of amorphous trauma, reduced to shorthand in shamelessly placed flashbacks.


The Telegraph by Ed Power

Told briskly and with an unapologetic determination to yank at the heartstrings, The Keeper unfolds like the Great Escape meets the Match of the Day goal of the month highlights.


Time Out by Phil de Semlyen

It’s an old cliché about biopics that if the story wasn’t true, you probably wouldn’t believe it. The Keeper takes it a step further: you know it’s true and you still don’t believe it.


Movie Nation by Roger Moore

This isn’t an A-picture, either behind the camera or in front of it. It plays like a competent TV film, lacking the polish or “names” of a “Downton Abbey,” but good enough to work.