Not recommended under 8, parental guidance to 13 (violence, language, adult themes, sexual references)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence, themes of death and injury, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children aged 8–13||Parental guidance recommended to 13 due to violence, themes of death and injury, sexual references, and coarse language|
|Children over the age of 13||Recommended for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Keeper, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Keeper follows the true story of famed German-English football player Bert Trautmann (David Kross), from WWII German prisoner of war in Northern England to goalkeeper for Manchester City. While a POW in England, Bert’s natural aptitude as a goalkeeper is observed by local football manager Jack (John Henshaw), who recruits him to play for his losing team. As Bert battles hostility from football fans and the general public alike, he and Jack’s daughter Margaret (Freya Mavor) begin to fall in love. The story comes to a head during the infamous 1956 FA Cup Final in which Bert breaks his neck but plays on to help Manchester City win.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
War; Death of children; Children as victims; Murder; Sexism; Relationship breakdown; PTSD; Grief and loss
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Keeper is a semi-fictionalised account of German POW turned English soccer great, Bert Trautmann, detailing his rise to fame and personal story of love and loss. While both heart-warming and funny at times, this film is often slow paced and clunky when trying to depict emotional highs and lows. It is also important to note that The Keeper significantly downplays the role Bert Trautmann played in WWII as a Nazi soldier, and his participation in Nazi-affiliated organisations prior to his soccer career. This film is not recommended for children under 8 and may distress children under 13. Parental guidance is therefore recommended to 13, due to violence, themes of death and injury, coarse language, and sexual references.
The main messages from this movie are that we cannot move past bad experiences if we refuse to forgive those who have hurt us and to not judge a book by its cover.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as
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