The Keeper

The “incredible true story” of Margaret Trautman, Bert Trautman, Margaret’s father, Sergeant Smythe, and all touched by the bravery and tragedy and hatred of living through the war.
Shown again on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day by Broadway, and the cinema knew what they were doing. Cos it is the most visible example of reconciliation between German and British people I’ve ever seen.
It is so much more than a football film. (Indeed the commentary of the Wembley final is the one thing the director gets badly wrong.)
I’d wanted to see it during its release in April, but elections got in the way.
It’s a great film and I’d say go see, but it’s gone.
(5 stars; e:5; s:5; p:4; wiki; Guardian – 3 stars; btw, truish rather than “true”.)

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