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The Keeper (2018)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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 ...See moreThe 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. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert's path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret's and Bert's loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing. See less
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Budget
€11
Gross (World)
$1,801,829
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Release date
Jul 22, 2019 (United States)

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David Kross
Bert Trautmann Bert Trautmann   See fewer
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Freya Mavor
Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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John Henshaw
Jack Friar Jack Friar   See fewer
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Harry Melling
Sergeant Smythe Sergeant Smythe   See fewer
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Michael Socha
Bill Twist Bill Twist   See fewer
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Dave Johns
Roberts Roberts   See fewer
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Barbara Young
Grandma Sarah Grandma Sarah   See fewer
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Mikey Collins
Alf Myers Alf Myers   See fewer
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Gary Lewis
Jock Thompson Jock Thompson   See fewer
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Dervla Kirwan
Clarice Friar Clarice Friar   See fewer
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Angus Barnett
Clive Thornton Clive Thornton   See fewer
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Achim Bogdahn
Referee Referee   See fewer
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Stephan Buschmann
Spectator Fan from ManCity Spectator Fan from ManCity   See fewer
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Butz Ulrich Buse
Rabbi Altmann Rabbi Altmann   See fewer
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Ian T. Dickinson
Colonel Bledsop Colonel Bledsop   See fewer
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Alex Freeman
Fan Club Representative Fan Club Representative   See fewer
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Davy Hughes
Orchestra Leader Orchestra Leader   See fewer
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Tom Machell
Private Fletcher Private Fletcher   See fewer
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Tobias Masterson
John Trautmann John Trautmann   See fewer
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Chris McCurry
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Olivia-Rose Minnis
Barbara Friar Barbara Friar   See fewer
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Michael Patrick
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Andreas Ranzenberger
Fellow Inmate Fellow Inmate   See fewer
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Pete Riley
Fan Fan Meeting 2 Fan Fan Meeting 2   See fewer
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Julian Sands
Tilson Tilson   See fewer
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Ian Tilson
Football Fan Football Fan   See fewer
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Alex Tondowski
Surgeon Surgeon   See fewer
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Adam Turns
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Mark Windsor
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Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man   See fewer
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Train Driver (uncredited) Train Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 509 votes