The Keeper (2018)

Released in 2018, The Keeper is a biographical drama about the footballer Bert Trautmann.

The story about Trautmann was that he was a German soldier fighting in World War II when he as captured and sent to a British POW camp.

With the war eventually over, Trautmann decided to stay in Britain where he soon became the goalkeeper for Manchester City between 1949 and 1964.

Unsurprisingly there were hostility to him being the goalkeeper to a British team given that the British had fought against the Germans in a war that is still raw in memory.

However nevertheless he has proven to be a successful goalkeeper.

As well detailing his struggle being accepted into British society it also details his marriage to British woman Margaret Friar (played here by Freya Mavor).

While the movie does detail the problems they had as a couple, just like any other couple would have, The Keeper completely glamourises their marriage.

This is because especially with the on-screen notes at the end detailing what happened after the events depicted in this movie in which it completely ignores the fact that in real-life that they divorced in 1972 and Bert married twice more to other women prior to his death in 2013.

If not for this glamourisation of Bert and Margaret’s marriage I probably would have been able to have this movie in a little higher regard.