WHO’S IN IT?
David Kross (The Reader), Freya Mavor (Sunshine On Leith), John Henshaw (Looking For Eric), Harry Melling (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Michael Socha (Double Date), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), Barbara Young (White City), Chloe Harris (film debut), Mikey Collins (Hunter Killer), Gary Lewis (Gangs of New York), Dervla Kirwan (Ondine), Angus Barnett (Jellyfish)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Marcus H. Rosenmüller (Grave Decisions), director, writer; Nicholas J. Schofield (Blutzbrüdaz), writer; Chris Curling (The Bookshop), Robert Marciniak (Three Quarter Moon) and Steve Milne (Robot Overlords), producers; Gerd Baumann (Heavyweights), composer; Daniel Gottschalk (Mechanic: Ressurection), cinematographer; Alexander Berner (The Baader Meinhof Complex), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During a visit to a POW camp in Manchester after the Second World War, Margaret (Mavor) – the daughter of the local amateur football team’s manager – notices young German inmate Bert Trautmann (Kross) playing exceptionally well in goal during a prison yard kickabout, and her father becomes so taken with his skills that he transfers Bert out of the camp and into the world of football, which sends both Bert and Margaret on an unforgettable journey together…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The inspirational story of German professional footballer Bert Trautmann is retold in this squeaky-clean biopic that takes a look at his controversial early years in the game.