Parkland Entertainment has released a poster and trailer for The Keeper, a new drama chronicling the true story of Bert Trautmann, a paratrooper in the German Luftwaffe who swapped the battlefields of World War II for the goalkeeper’s jersey at Manchester City in post-war Britain.
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.
The Keeper is set for release in the UK on April 5th, and features a cast that includes David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling, Dave Johns, Dervla Kirwan and Gary Lewis.