Original title: The Keeper Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling, Gary Lewis, Dervla Kirwan Country: Germany, United Kingdom Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 120 Language: English, German Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Film Europe s.r.o. Section: Central Park Sponsors: Deutsche Botschaft Prag – Německé velvyslanectví v Praze, Šprechtíme
This Belgian drama outlines the dramatic life of Manchester City's famous goalkeeper, Bert Tra-utmann. He was born in Germany in 1923 and, when the war started, he actively participated in the battles as a paratrooper. Towards the war's end, he was captured by British soldiers and held in a PoW camp where they noticed his exceptional skills. Despite a very harsh beginning and rejection by his teammates as well as fans, he became a football legend and was Manchester's goalkeeper until 1964.