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The Aftermath (2019)

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Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Rachael Morgan
Ned Wills Ned Wills ... Boy on Train
Pandora Colin Pandora Colin ... Mother on Train
Jason Clarke ... Lewis Morgan
Anna Katharina Schimrigk ... Heike
Jack Laskey ... Wilkins
Fionn O'Shea ... Barker
Kate Phillips ... Susan
Martin Compston ... Burnham
Alexander Skarsgård ... Stephen Lubert
Mirco Kuball Mirco Kuball ... Soldier
Rosa Enskat Rosa Enskat ... Greta
Frederick Preston ... Michael Morgan
Flora Thiemann ... Freda Lubert
Monika Foris Kvasnicková ... German Woman
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Storyline

Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But 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 (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity, and violence including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aftermath See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,419, 17 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,618,497, 2 May 2019
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Color:

Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This will be Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke's second collaboration since Everest (2015). In both films, they are married to each other. See more »

Goofs

In a scene a recording of Sanson and Dalilah's Aria "Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a ta Voix" is credited to be sung by Maria Callas (and indeed sounds like her) but so far I cannot find so early a recording of this aria by La Callas (late 45/early 46). See more »

Alternate Versions

For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to make reductions to stronger sexual detail in two scenes in order to obtain an M classification. The uncut version of the film was later released with an MA15+ classification for a DVD/Video release. See more »


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It Could Happen To You
Performed by Jo Stafford
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
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The Aftermath

Having read the book of the same name, I was prepared for the film to be different. And so it is. Whilst it is inevitable that the book's richly crafted depth could not be fully accommodated in the 100 or so minutes of the film, the finished cut is still satisfying not only on content but also visually. The performances by Knightley, Skarsgaad and Clarke were also of a high performance with Clarke delivering his strongest yet. The theme of forgiveness is run on several levels, simply but effectively. This is a story which will resonate with most. See the film and then read the book.


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