(Now Closed) THE KEEPER

The Keeper is based on an incredible true story.

Bert Trautmann joined the Wehrmacht as a paratrooper at the age of 17. After receiving five medals for bravery he was captured by the British towards the end of the War, arriving in north-west England as a prisoner. During this time, a local football manager noticed Bert’s exceptional talent as a soccer goalkeeper.

His subsequent signing by Man City brought passionate protests from the people of Manchester, a city that had been severely bombed in the War. However, against all odds he won over even his harshest critics during the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956. After an on-field accident, Bert broke his neck… and continued playing to secure victory.

Our review of the film summed it up … “There is reconciliation at the heart of The Keeper.  An appeasement of ghosts, taking painful steps to happiness and understanding the derivation of pain and prejudice drives a film about a man with a gift for stopping.”

The Keeper is available on digital and DVD from October 23. See the official trailer here.

With thanks to ICON Film Distribution, we have two DVDs of The Keeper to give away. Enter here, using the subject line THE_KEEPER _DVD (competitions.reviewsbyjudith@outlook.com).

The competition will be drawn after Midnight on Wednesday October 23, 2019. Only the winners will be notified and the prize will be posted by RbJ on receipt from the promoter.