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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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Genres:

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:

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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:

$1,618,497, 2 May 2019
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Color | Color (HD)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Keira Knightly uses a body double for the nude scenes in the film. 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 »

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 »


Soundtracks

It Could Happen To You
Performed by Jo Stafford
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
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A good romantic drama
1 March 2019 | by mvealSee all my reviews

I sought out The Aftermath primarily because of an interest in its setting, post war occupied Germany. What I found was a well made film, full of great performances. All of the characters in this film were emotionally wounded in some way and it was fascinating to watch them clash and interact.

A handsome and compelling production, I don't understand some of the poor reviews I've seen for this movie. Romantic films really aren't my thing but The Aftermath held my attention throughout its running time.

Great ending too.


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