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The Keeper ()

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The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW... See more »

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Cast

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Bert Trautmann
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Margaret
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Jack Friar
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Sergeant Smythe
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Bill Twist
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Roberts
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Grandma Sarah
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Betsy
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Alf Myers
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Jock Thompson
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Clarice Friar
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Clive Thornton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Poll
Achim Bogdahn ...
Referee
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Spectator Fan from ManCity
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Rabbi Altmann
Ian T. Dickinson ...
Colonel Bledsop
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Fan Club Representative
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Actor
Davy Hughes ...
Orchestra Leader
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Actor
Jay Johnson ...
Ross
Florian Kroop ...
Rudi
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Private Fletcher
Tobias Masterson ...
John Trautmann
Chris McCurry ...
Journalist
Olivia-Rose Minnis ...
Barbara Friar
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Journalist
Andreas Ranzenberger ...
Fellow Inmate
Pete Riley ...
Fan Fan Meeting 2
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Tilson
Ian Tilson ...
Football Fan
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Surgeon
Adam Turns ...
Journalist
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Gary
Mark Windsor ...
Fan Rep 1
Tony Wright ...
Ice Cream Man
Mark Quigley ...
Train Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marcus H. Rosenmüller

Written by

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Robert Marciniak ... () (uncredited)
 
Marcus H. Rosenmüller ... (writer)
 
Nicholas J. Schofield ... (writer)

Produced by

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Tom Blieninger ... line producer
Chris Curling ... producer
Stephan Mallmann ... associate producer
Robert Marciniak ... producer
Steve Milne ... producer
Lars Wiebe ... co-producer

Music by

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Gerd Baumann

Cinematography by

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Daniel Gottschalk

Film Editing by

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Alexander Berner

Editorial Department

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Lukas Lerch ... assistant editor
Traudl Nicholson ... lead colorist

Casting By

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Daniel Hubbard
Daniela Tolkien ... (casting germany)

Production Design by

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Michael Binzer
Doerthe Komnick
Johannes Sternagel

Art Direction by

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Nigel Pollock ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Sarah Gerg
Áine McGuinness
Julia Panholzer

Costume Design by

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Anke Winckler

Makeup Department

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Kurosch Oliver Akhavan ... makeup artist
Jennifer Brünn ... additional makeup artist
Kelly Campbell ... trainee crowd makeup artist: dailies
Cat Coogan ... hair and make-up artist: daily
Caroline Daye ... assistant makeup artist
Charlene Johnston ... daily hair & makeup junior
Anna Kirchhammer ... additional makeup artist
Sascha Kolmikow ... makeup artist
Tatjana Krauskopf ... hair & make-up designer
Sandra Lipps ... additional makeup artist
Friederike Mirus ... additional makeup artist
Maja Mogg ... additional makeup artist
Simone Neufischer ... additional makeup artist
Alisza Pfeifer ... additional makeup & hair artist: 6 Weeks fitting/set for German part
Alisia Schreiner ... makeup artist
Claudia Stolze ... key hair & make up artist
Ines Tekin ... additional makeup artist
Belinda Connor Young ... crowd makeup

Production Management

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Nathalie Bouteiller-Marin ... production associate
Chris Evert ... unit production manager
Jochen Gottlöber ... post-production supervisor
Florian Leonhardt ... unit manager
Anya Ryzhenkova ... production associate

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Florian Borkamp ... third assistant director
Scott Cormack ... trainee assistant director
Benedict Hoermann ... first assistant director / second unit director
Davy Hughes ... first assistant director: second unit
J.J. McCullough ... Crowd 3rd Assistant Director
Elsa Storms ... script continutiy trainee
Alice Weibhauser ... second assistant director
Hussain Yasin ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Corcoran ... Greensman
Patrick Creighton ... assistant art director
Owen Fitzpatrick ... props
Rachael Frew ... assistant buyer
Niall George ... prop maker
Mareen Golz ... assistant property master: outdoor
Hermann Größ ... property master: outdoor
Albrecht Hartmann ... property master: indoor
Garth Hill ... greensman
Marei Hitzler ... set decoration buyer
Jarlath Houston ... graphic designer
Gavin Jones ... Supervising Prop Maker
Helmuth Kuchinka ... carpenter
Annika Maas ... assistant property master: indoor
Alexandra Meixner ... set dresser
Eva-Maria Müller ... painter
Miriam Müller ... assistant production designer
Jens Neuber ... storyboard artist
Felicity Nims ... graphic artist
Carl Obereisenbuchner ... art department coordinator
Florian Schafarschik ... construction manager
Mark Shiels ... standby greens
Christopher Smith ... standby props
Lisa Staub ... assistant production designer
Don Sturgeon ... prop maker
Thomas Wimmer ... set builder
Phelan Hardy ... greensman (uncredited)
Connor Webber ... standby greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James M.H. Atkinson ... boom operator
Oliver Brierley ... adr mixer
Klaus Hobby ... boom operator
Angelo Hopfer ... boom operator
Michael Karl Huber ... sound post-production producer
Pingal Kalita ... Assist Re-recording Mixer
Keith Partridge ... foley mixer
Jeremy Price ... supervising sound editor
Benjamin A. Rosenkind ... re-recording mixer
Andy Shelley ... Supervising Dialogue Editor
Barnaby Smyth ... foley artist / foley supervisor
Ruth Sullivan ... foley artist
Michael Vetter ... sound mixer
Frank Wiedmann ... ADR recordist

Special Effects by

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Vincent Kivlehan ... special effects floor supervisor
Jack Longmate ... special effects technician
Niall O'Doherty ... special effects trainee (Uncredited)
Tom Stroud ... special effects assistant
Bastian Volkmer ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Benjamin Aulinger ... digital compositor: ARRI Media GmbH
Johannes Bogenhauser ... senior compositor: Arri Media
Christine Boy ... digital compositor
Matthias Brauner ... title designer & animator
Timm Dapper ... crowd technical director: ARRI
Aria Heidari ... compositing supervisor
Peter Hofmeister ... junior compositor: ARRI
Jonas Kluger ... Pipeline TD: ARRI
Michael Koch ... visual effects
David Laubsch ... visual effects supervisor
Anselm Lier ... digital compositor
Björn Lubitz ... cg supervisor
Dirk Mauche ... cg artist
Katja Müller ... visual effects producer
Luis Ramsauer ... shading/lighting artist
Martin Rosenkranz ... digital compositor: ARRI
Jürgen Schopper ... visual effects creative director
Daniel Seeger ... digital compositor: ARRI VFX

Stunts

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Tobias Deckert ... stunts
Lukas Gaisberger ... stunts
Katja Jerabek ... stunt coordinator
Steffen Jung ... stunts
Jürgen Klein ... stunts
Donal O'Farrell ... stunt coordinator
Tanja Pelster ... stunts
Bastian Volkmer ... stunt double: David Kross
Alan Walsh ... stunt performer
William Willoughby ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Timo Andert ... digital imaging technician & dailies colorist
Christian Clarenz ... second assistant camera
Sam Donaghy-Bell ... first assistant camera
Sascha El Gendi ... first assistant camera
Maximilian Engl ... first assistant camera
Mark J. Ferris ... Grip Trainee: dailies
Janosch Feucht ... second assistant camera
Johnny Feurer ... first assistant camera: a-camera
Riley Garrett ... crane grip / crane supplier
Eric Greenberg ... camera operator
Glynn Harrison ... key grip
Dunya Hosnofsky ... second assistant camera
Florian Kopske ... electrician
Graeme McCormick ... a camera trainee
Nicolas Messow ... second assistant camera
Aidan Monaghan ... still photographer
Jürgen Olczyk ... still photographer
Peter Rasch ... electrician
Felix Gunter Rauch ... qtake operator: second unit (as Felix Rauch)
Santiago Gerpe Rosell ... qtake operator / video operator
Conor Rotherham ... first assistant camera
Fabian Rösler ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Lena Schreyer ... trainee camera
Florian Schuster ... first assistant camera
Seamus Sharkey ... standby rigger
Florian Speer ... grip
Carlo Strobel ... video assist
Lisa Trinder ... video operator
Helmut van der Wielen ... camera operator
Bernadette Weinzierl ... best girl
Josef Wollinger ... gaffer
Vincent Wollinger ... genny operator

Casting Department

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Lauren Jerome ... casting assistant
Claire Robinson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Brandt ... assistant costume designer
Malachy Casement ... wardrobe assistant
Christina Isabell Chavarria Castro ... set costumer
Alicia Drodofsky ... additional wardrobe
Christiane Gassler ... costumer
Grit Michel ... wardrobe
Margaret Pescott ... costumer
Melanie Reber ... wardrobe
Lucia Riley ... set costumer
Sarah Silbermann ... assistant costume designer
Jenny Snoddy ... breakdown artist
Rachael Webb-Crozier ... costume supervisor: UK
Lena Wellhöfer ... wardrobe
Regine Wäckerle ... additional wardrobe

Location Management

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Florian Erhard ... location manager
Gavin Kelly ... unit manager
Carlos Loza ... location scout
Damian McDonald ... location scout
Lisa Service ... location assistant
Adam Wilkinson ... site manager
Gordon Wycherley ... location manager

Music Department

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Klaus Strazicky ... score and mix engineer

Transportation Department

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Gerald Jenner ... production driver
Jana Klingseisen ... production driver
Severin Kolbinger ... production driver
Patrick Linde ... production driver
Marion Littich ... production driver
Irina Lohmann ... production driver
Laszlo Somogyi ... production driver
Sam Taggart ... driver

Other crew

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Andreas Bareiss ... legal counsel
Karl Bergbauer ... funding: bbf
Josef Brandmaier ... funding: bbf
Manfred Burger ... funding: bbf
Paula Byrden ... clearance coordinator
Tobias Caninenberg ... set runner
Lisa Curry ... Assistant Accountant
Rebecca Daly ... production accountant
Katie Gibson ... assistant accountant
Jochen Gottlöber ... assistant to line producer
Zara Hamill ... production coordinator
Andrew Hanson ... set runner
Valerie Hantke ... Post-Production Coordinator
Lisa Heimerl ... set runner
Christoph Kappel ... animal wrangler
Aisling Kelly ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Matthias Kubin ... set runner
Petra Lacoste Aleman ... accounting
Robert Link ... funding: bbf
Edda Markus ... production coordinator
Jill McCullough ... dialect coach: pre-production
Anthony Pattison ... Tracking assistant
Anke Reichert ... script supervisor
Peter H. Rutkat ... funding: bbf
Richard Leopold Schulz ... set runner

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert's path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret's and Bert's loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing.

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Taglines Er kam als Feind... Und wurde ihr Held. (He came as an enemy... And became their hero.) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Keeper (United States, English title)
  • Brankář (Czech Republic)
Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR11 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Scenes filmed in Ulster Street, Lurgan, Northern Ireland. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bier, Bildung & Brimborium (2019). See more »

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