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      The Keeper

      Released Oct 2, 2020 2 hr. 0 min. Biography Drama Romance TRAILER for The Keeper: Trailer 1 List
      87% 30 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A young English woman and a soccer-playing German POW overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy near the end of World War II. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      The Keeper strays into easy sentimentality, but this fact-based drama's warm spirit makes its indulgences easy to forgive.

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      Kenneth G Awesome movie, great message on forgiveness and reconciliation. May Jesus be glorified! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/20 Full Review Michael T Superb sports true story about the legend that is Burt Trautmann. I would of given 5 stars if the movie went a little more in depth, for instance he escaped from a Russian prisoner of war camp, and Man City played a friendly against his then non league team to get a closer look at his talents. Non the less it's a superb low budget film, and is a must see for football fans, especially young Man City fans, who should know about the best goalkeeper that the English game has ever seen, and what he endured to come from nazi soldier to getting an OBE Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The keeper was an excellent drama movie directed by Marcus H. Rosenmuller and realized in 2018, the film speaks about many subjects like the second world war, football, love story and many others. I really like the story and the characters, especially the main characters who was a German soldier. I really like also the developing of the main characters and the point of Vue of the Inglish people about the German soldiers. The places and the landscapes were very loyal to the original places of the years 1930-1940 ‘s. I think watch this film it's not a waste of time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member I really like this movie. First, because it tells an impossible love story between a German soldier and an English woman after the Second World War. I admire the evolution of the main character. This man still managed to get out of this difficult life and change his destiny. In addition to that, the story is even more touching because it is based on real facts. The only complaint is that the film takes a long time to start and there are no actions at the beginning. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I really appreciated the movie because the plot is interesting. Then, it well represents the difficulties of the soldiers to fit in the society after the Second World War. In fact, it gives another vision of the war through a simple subject as the football game. The love story between the two main characters is a way to humanize the soldiers and to understand that they can have some feelings for people and that being a soldier wasn't their choice. Finally, I think that this movie is accessible to everybody and I advice you to go see it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is very original and moving. It is the story of a German soldier, Bert Trautman, who was captured by the English army and sent to a camp in England. He's recruited to be a goalkeeper in the local team and he became really famous. The fact that we know that it's inspired by a true story brings an even more interesting dimension to the film. The characters are endearing and we are fully immersed in the story. The point about the old demons of Trautmann and his regrets could have been more developed, but it remains a very good movie nonetheless. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ben Kenigsberg New York Times Maybe the actual Trautmann was haunted by memories of a boy with a soccer ball he saw killed. But it's likely that reality was less tidy. Oct 1, 2020 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald For the most part, the film embraces its contradictions. As a parable about forgiveness, it's a fine example. As a portrait of the real Trautmann, some questions remain, hanging in the air like a ball on the way to the far corner of the net. Rated: 3/5 Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times A delightful slab of Hovis-commercial filmmaking that efficiently orders the vital elements in Trautmann's story. Rated: 3/5 Apr 5, 2019 Full Review Robert Denerstein Denerstein Unleashed An appealing cast sells the story, but questions of choice and complicity don't always fit neatly into a sports story that features a likable main character whose "guilt" is concentrated in a single war-time incident. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Works on its own formulaic terms, but apart from the soccer-based material, one should take its portrayal of events with a spoonful not of sugar, but salt. Rated: B Oct 1, 2020 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation This isn't an A-picture, either behind the camera or in front of it. It plays like a competent TV film, lacking the polish or "names" of a "Downton Abbey," but good enough to work. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A young English woman and a soccer-playing German POW overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy near the end of World War II.
      Director
      Marcus H. Rosenmüller
      Screenwriter
      Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Nicholas J. Schofield
      Distributor
      Menemsha Films
      Production Co
      Lieblingsfilm GmbH - München, British Film Company, Zephyr Films
      Genre
      Biography, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 2, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 3, 2021
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