Trautmann

Deutschland Großbritannien 2017/2018 Spielfilm

Summary

Bernd Trautmann, born in 1923 in Bremen, is captured by the British in WWII. During a football match between the prisoners, the goalkeeper is noticed by Jack Friar, manager of an amateur club. Forced upon the team, Trautmann soon surprises on and off the field. Prejudice subsides, friendships start to develop and Trautmann loses his heart not only to football but to his manager’s beautiful daughter Margaret. However, Trautmann could not have foreseen the wave of outrage resulting from his engagement at Man City FC. Thousands take to the streets against the signing of the "Nazi."

Feeling alienated and alone, Trautmann’s and Margaret’s loyalty to each other is being seriously put to the test. But they receive support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter against the anti-German slogans. Trautmann’s path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite a broken neck. Yet fate twists the knife and Trautmann’s son is killed in a car accident. Heartbroken, Trautmann wants to give up. But a whole nation has learned to accept him, and so he starts to prepare for his comeback. For all those who learned to forgive, for those who had lost someone and most of all for his son, who admired him the most, he must step back onto the pitch.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Music

Cast

Unit production manager

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Shoot

    • 06.06.2017 - 11.08.2017: Bayern, England, Nordirland
Duration:
120 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2018, 180837, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Erstaufführung (DE): 03.10.2018, Hamburg, Filmfest Hamburg;
Kinostart (DE): 14.03.2019

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Trautmann

Versions

Original

Duration:
120 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2018, 180837, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Erstaufführung (DE): 03.10.2018, Hamburg, Filmfest Hamburg;
Kinostart (DE): 14.03.2019

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2019
  • Beste Produktion (ex aequo >Werk ohne Autor<)
Gilde Filmpreis 2018
  • Gilde Filmpreis, Preis der Jugendjury
FBW 2018
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll