Director: James Kent
2019, 108 minutes, Digital, R
4/7/19 2:30pm – OC
Cast: Kiera Knightly, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
THE AFTERMATH is 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.
“Knightley greatly outclasses the material here, as does her costar Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood,” “Big Little Lies”)…. [T]he movie is both ridiculous and enjoyable…. I had more fun with this than is probably wise.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe