The Keeper

8:00 PM 11th December 2019 Waterways Ireland

The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann.

Trautmann, (David Kross), was 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.

Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, 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.

Filmed partly in Northern Ireland.

'...a really watchable film, more substantial than most sports movies and many postwar dramas.' The Guardian

Dir: Marcus H. Rosenm├╝ller, UK, Germany, 119 mins, 15+