• The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In 1946 Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Flora Li Thiemann, Kate Phillips, Jannik Schümann, Fionn O'Shea

Director: James Kent

Genres: Historical drama , Romance

Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Amusement Park Films

Keywords: Wife, Husband, Relationships, House, 1940s, Daughter, Emotional, Passionate, Love, Tense, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 37
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Director James Kent’s adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s 2014 novel — about a ghost-like Germany, a broken British marriage, and the healing powers of a passionate thaw — has the unfortunate quality of a hot-blooded soap grafted onto rather than merged with a historical-political drama. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Where it might have been an old-fashioned melodrama with credible historical appeal, instead it suggests an old-school celluloid epic whose print has lost a reel or two. show more

  • 60
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    The Aftermath works best when looking at the bewildered people who have been left behind, literally, to pick up the pieces. The savage loss of family members still reverberates through empty rooms and ruined landscapes. show more

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