Unless you’re a die-hard Manchester City fan, the name Bert Trautmann probably doesn’t mean a great deal. A former German soldier and British Pow, Trautmann went on to make over 500 appearances between the sticks for the Sky Blues throughout the 1950s and ’60s — etching his name firmly into football folklore after famously playing the final 15 minutes of the 1956 Fa Cup final with a broken neck. The Keeper, a British-German co-production directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller, tells his story. But it’s one about more than just a talented goalkeeper: this is a true tale of love and loss, of animosity and acceptance, with a heart as sweet as half-time oranges.
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