The Keeper

Mature themes, violence and coarse language

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. 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.


120 minutes

Biography Drama

John Henshaw
Freya Mavor
Michael Socha
Dervla Kirwan
David Kross


Aspect Ratio

English, German

Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmuller

Written by Marcus H. Rosenmuller, Nicholas J. Schofield

Produced by Lieblingsfilm, Zephyr Films, British Film Company