Keira Knightley is back!
The Aftermath: Cast and Plot
The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1946. According to The Guardian, the film was directed by James Kent, working from Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse’s adaptation of the 2013 bestseller by Rhidian Brook.
It tells the story of Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) who 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.
The Aftermath: South African release date
The Aftermath is set to hit South African theaters on 26 April 2019.
The Aftermath: Official Trailer
Vanity Fair recently said that the reigning queen of period pieces, Keira Knightley, knows a thing or two about historical clothing. Now, she’s back at it again.
Knightely is known for her roles in Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Pirates of the Caribbean and Anna Karenina.
Reflecting on the script that highlights a love triangle in the midst of 1946, Knightley told Variety, “I read it and thought I can’t do another World War II film.
“And then it just really stuck in my head, and I think it is because what I never realized was that the real triumph of that generation was actually that they managed to rebuild that continent. It was utterly destroyed by that conflict…I thought, God, I never actually thought about it and how extraordinary it is. When I was in school, at least, we were never taught about how to rebuild. And it seems quite important.“