The Aftermath

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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.

 In Philippine Theaters March 13, 2019 

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  • pabziclespabzicles Member ✭✭
    Looking forward to this one.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    edited March 7


    ASHES OF WAR IGNITE SEARING LOVE AFFAIR IN “THE AFTERMATH”

    Opens March 13 Exclusive at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Cinemas

     

                   From the studio that brought award-winning films such as this year’s multi-awarded “The Favourite” and unforgettable hits such as “500 Days of Summer”, “Gifted” and “Little Miss Sunshine” comes an untold moment in history in “The Aftermath” starring Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård. 

     



    A searing love triangle in the midst of post-war,  “The Aftermath” tails the end of the World War II, when in the late 1940s, control of Germany was divided among the British, the Americans, the Russians, and the French—their combined mission was to help rebuild the war-ravaged nation. The port city of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city after Berlin, had suffered a devastating five-day bombing raid by the Allied forces in 1943 that killed 100,000 people and caused the destruction of 6,200 acres. Millions of German citizens were either homeless or without food, fuel, or other necessities when the British arrived. After the cessation of hostilities, the native population was barred from having any involvement in running their own affairs.

     

    It is under these circumstances that Rachael Morgan travels from England to the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city after the end of the second World War. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: the couple will be sharing their residence with its previous owners, the architect who designed the grand house, Stephan Lubert, and his troubled teenage daughter, Freda. The arrangement makes Rachael deeply uncomfortable. She resents the presence of outsiders she perceives as suspect, and she longs instead for time alone with Lewis to help heal the wounds that have taken a toll on their marriage. But the charged atmosphere soon takes on a different tenor. As she begins to absorb the weight of what they, too, lost in the conflict, Rachael’s stance toward the Germans begins to soften, slowly, evidenced by small gestures. Slowly, the tension between Rachael and Lubert begins to take on a different dimension, as she begins to see him as a kindred injured spirit and finds herself drawn to him.

     

    For Knightley, an Academy-award nominee for her previous work in “Pride and Prejudice”, “The Aftermath” is an intimate story about a woman who, having suffered a cataclysmic experience, finds a way to rebuild her life and move toward a more hopeful future. But it’s also a film with a larger message about the importance of forgiveness, compassion, and the fundamental need for human connection.

     

                   From Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox, “The Aftermath” opens on March 13 exclusive at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Cinemas – Newport, Eastwood, Venice, Uptown BGC, Southwoods, Lucky Chinatown and Festive Walk

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    edited March 12
    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY FALLS FOR THE ENEMY IN “THE AFTERMATH”

     

    Keira Knightley, one of today’s most respected actors and known for her award-winning role in “Pride and Prejudice” who also starred in acclaimed films “Imitation Game,” “Atonement” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, delivers once again a finely calibrated portrayal in the thrilling romantic drama “The Aftermath” with Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård. 
     
                Based on an untold moment in history, “The Aftermath” is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg during 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, Stephan Lubert (Alexander) and his troubled daughter.

                   Rachael and Stephan’s wounded souls find themselves in the grips of a reluctant attraction that pulls them ever closer to one another. Finally, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal, changing the course of their lives forever.  As the other man in Rachael’s orbit is Stephan is the dignified German architect who comes between the British couple, played by Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, who won an Emmy for his fearsome depiction of an abusive husband in 2017’s Big Little Lies.  “Lubert is a very sophisticated man, very intelligent, and highly educated,” Skarsgård says. “But he’s a broken man. He has lost almost everything—his beloved wife Claudia, his job, and his house. In a way, he’s lost his daughter Freda because she blames him for the death of her mother. He is struggling to reach her and connect with her.”

    For Knightley, “The Aftermath” is an intimate story about a woman who, having suffered a cataclysmic experience, finds a way to rebuild her life and move toward a more hopeful future. But it’s also a film with a larger message about the importance of forgiveness, compassion, and the fundamental need for human connection

    Knightley interprets the trajectory of Rachael and Lubert’s relationship as almost inevitable because of the personal tragedy they have in common, and their understandable desperation to deal with their all-consuming grief. “You want to feel something other than the incredible pain that you’re in, so I think sex comes into that quite a lot,” Knightley says. “The relationship with Lubert begins with a sexual need. But also he’s somebody who understands what she’s going through and will confront it, as opposed to her husband, whose way of dealing with his grief is to simply not talk about it, to shut down and not in any way give her the support that she needs. That pushes her into finding solace somewhere else.”

     

    From Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox, “The Aftermath” opens on March 13 exclusive at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Cinemas – Newport, Eastwood, Venice, Uptown BGC, Southwoods, Lucky Chinatown and Festive Walk.

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