The Keeper Trautmann

The Keeper

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football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret (Freya Mavor), saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero.

The extraordinary life of goalkeeper ‘Bert’ Trautmann (David Kross), a man whose love for
Trautmann’s name is well-known to British football fans as the heroic Manchester City goalkeeper who played to the end of the 1956 FA Cup Final despite having broken his neck.

Not many though, will be aware of the full back story, how, as a former German POW, Trautmann refused repatriation and started to play in the hostile UK minor leagues despite having been awarded an Iron Cross for his actions on the battlefront during the Second World War. (Some Subtitles)

We are delighted to welcome Catrine Clay, author of ‘Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend’ for an intro and Q&A at the Saturday screening.