Saturday, April 27, 2019

FOOTBALL WINS OVER HATRED AND PREJUDICES IN THE KEEPER WW2 DRAMA ABOUT A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR PLAYING FOR MANCHESTER CITY

'THE KEEPER' TRAILER
 HE WON THE GAME & HER HEART
Earlier this week I announced a new TV series on the origins of football, but I have a football movie for you today as well: currently playing in UK cinemas is
The film premiered at Berlin Film Festival
historical drama THE KEEPER which 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 the 2nd WW, Margaret Friar (Freya Mavor), the daughter of the manager of the local football team notices a young German soldier Bert Trautmann (David Kross). 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's and Bert's love blossoms despite local
The movie is a UK, German co production
hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Man City. 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, 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
The film was both written and directed by Marcus H. Rosenmuller
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.

7 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the trailer very much. It looks like a beautiful film that I will surely make time to see.

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    1. Me too, it is exactly the type of small British or European heartwarming film that I mostly prefer to watch.

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    1. Footballers showering nekkid, it's our favourite twist!

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  3. Not a big fan of sports movies even with the touch of WW2!

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