The Keeper


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Oct 23, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 24, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 25, 2020 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Oct 26, 2020 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Oct 28, 2020 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:113 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom, Germany
Original Language:English, German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marcus H. Rosenmuller
Cast:David Kross
Freya Mavor
John Henshaw
Harry Melling
Dave Johns


“The Keeper” was among the highest-rated films by the audience at the recent Sedona International Film Festival, where it earned the two top festival honors: Audience Choice Best Drama and Best of Fest. It has also won 10 Audience Choice Awards at several prestigious film festivals around the world.

He was their enemy … and became their hero.

“The Keeper” tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), 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.

His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis.

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, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.

“Excellent! A heartfelt blend of romance and football.” — The Guardian

“An extraordinary love story.” — Daily Star

“Rousing, emotional, riveting!” — Daily Express

“The legendary goalkeeper overcame the fact that he was a captured prisoner of war to win an Englishwoman’s love, the 1956 FA Cup for Manchester City and, most difficult of all, the hearts of post-war British soccer fans.” — Dan Friedman, The Forward