Friday 31 January 2020 (7 for 7:45)
2018, Cert 15, 119 mins
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. 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, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
“This is a heartfelt and sympathetic story.” – The Guardian.
“The Keeper’s insistence on seeing the good in all its characters and giving them the happy ending they were probably denied in real life has its charms. ” – The Daily Telegraph.
Booking opens Monday 20 January