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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

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

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Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$1,512,256, 18 April 2019
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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

The book, the movie trailer, and the distributor's promotional material all set the story in 1946. However, one of the opening title cards says "Six months after the end of the war." Since Germany surrendered in May 1945, that would move the start of the story back one year to November 1945/Christmas 1945 instead of 1946. 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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nothing really... happened?
5 March 2019 | by sophiamendes00See all my reviews

When i read a short description of the movie, I immediately wanted to watch it. the aftermath of the war between the german and the english people, that will be interesting. well... it did not focus on that. this movie had the potential to be such a good movie, but they decided to focus way more on the relationship between the two (maybe three) main characters rather than focusing on that AND the war. don't get me wrong, the actors were really good and their storylines were... cute? adorable? i dont know. I just know that my first thought after the movie ended was "what really happened in this movie?". because you spend the entire two hours waiting for something big to happen, and it never does. However, at the same time, it was not a bad movie. I do realize that my comment here is rather negative, but, like I said, the actors' performance make up for the lack of focus on the real subject of this movie. if you like romantic movies, you'll like this one (even though you might get mad at Keira's character, JUST A WARNING!). but, if you like war movies, don't watch it. you might get (reallyyyyy) disappointed


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