Director: Marcus H. Rosenmuller
Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Approx. running time: 2 hr
Known for winning the FA Cup Final while playing with broken neck, this biopic of Bert Trautmann fills in even more incredible details about the man's life. We follow Trautmann as he moves from German soldier and prisoner of war to secure the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon.
Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, Bert's love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
WARNING: this film contains strong language.