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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.

Director:

James Kent

Writers:

Joe Shrapnel (screenplay by), Anna Waterhouse (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Rachael Morgan
Ned Wills Ned Wills ... Boy on Train
Pandora Colin ... Mother on Train
Jason Clarke ... Lewis Morgan
Anna Katharina Schimrigk ... Heike (as Anna Schimrigk)
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 (as Flora Li Thiemann)
Monika Foris Kvasnicková ... German Woman (as Monika Foris)
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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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Taglines:

In The Aftermath Of War, The Last Thing She Expected To Find Was Love. See more »

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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Trivia

Based on the book with the same name, by Rhidian Brook. See more »

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A main subplot of the movie is Lewis having to deal with protests, and underground resistance to Allied occupation. While there was naturally some social discontent, public resistance to the Allies in the West was virtually unheard of. Germany had spent the war years under strict iron rule from the Nazis; the idea of a holding a protest to the people of Hamburg would seem absurd and suicidal. See more »

Quotes

Rachael Morgan: You didn't tell me what I was walking into.
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Crazy Credits

On HBO,after all the factory credits is a Spanish-voiceover credits screen showing the name of the movie as 'Viviendo con el Enemigo,' or 'Living with the Enemy.' 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Abril 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Arranged by Radim Linhart
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A film stuck in two minds but completing neither
5 March 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

The first hour set up the film excellently. However from that point the whole film felt torn between wanting to be an epic historical drama and a romantic drama whilst settling on either. Even at the end I had no idea what they were trying to accomplish with the film or what the supposed message was. Could have been a lot better had they settled on a theme. Still watchable but at the end all felt a little pointless.


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Germany | UK | 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

Gross USA:

$1,618,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,215,591
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Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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