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The Keeper

The Keeper 15

with David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling, Dervla Kirwan. 119 mins + trailers

The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, the German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war prejudice, became goalkeeper for Manchester City. 1944: German paratrooper Trautmann (David Kross) is captured and transferred to a Lancashire POW camp. Spotted keeping goal while playing footie with other POWs, he’s drafted into the local team; controversially, as Britain and Germany are still at war. Following Trautmann through his astonishing footballing career and his sweet romance with wife Margaret (Freya Mayor), The Keeper is a heartfelt tribute to an icon of the game and a pioneer of post-war Anglo-German relations.

 

Monday 8th July at 7.30pm

£8

£6 - over 60s & students

 

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