'The Aftermath': Everything you need to look out for in the upcoming Ridley Scott-produced movie
The movie is set in the post-war era and will look at how the war impacted families and relationships.
Movies having a backdrop of World War II have mostly managed to attract both critics and viewers but not all of them have succeeded in an authentic portrayal of the era. Movies like 'The Pianist', 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas', 'Schindler's List', and even 'Atonement' are quite the exceptions to this case. Their subtle take on the petrifying aftermath of the war and its subsequent disintegration have been their major scoring points, but unfortunately, that cannot be said about the upcoming movie, 'The Aftermath', directed by James Kent.
However, if 'Atonement' has looked at how war can affect relationships, 'The Aftermath' is set to look at what war has left behind in relationships. Based on the titular novel by Rhidian Brook, Fox Searchlight Pictures had acquired the film reportedly back in 2016, and the film was set to be directed by Kent from a screenplay written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, with Ridley Scott handling production duties, under his Scott Free Productions banner. As the film is set to hit theatres in March, here's everything that you need to know about the movie set amidst the ruins of a war.
When is it releasing?
Lock your dates for the Ides of March. The historical drama is coming out in UK and Irish cinemas on March 1, 2019, but the US audience will have to wait till March 15 for the film to finally appear on the big screen. However, 'The Aftermath' has already premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival on February 26 but it was not very well received by critics. Let's see what the audience have to say about it!
What is it about?
Brace yourself for a tear-jerking drama about love, loss, and despair- the three basic ingredients which can sum-up almost any movie remotely related to World War II. Almost similar to Keira Knightley's other WWII drama, 'Atonement', 'The Aftermath' is set in postwar Germany in 1946. When Colonel Lewis of the British Forces, Germany, returns to a bitter cold Hamburg, after the war, he is reunited with his young wife Rachel Morgan. However, Rachel is shocked at the discovery that her husband has decided to share their house in Hamburg with its previous owner, a handsome German widower, and his troubled daughter. As the three try to settle in together, loyalties are put to test in the already charged up political climate.
Who are there in the movie?
Of course, if it's a periodical drama based in the WWII era, the movie would be incomplete without Keira Knightley who plays the role of the lovelorn, Rachel Morgan. Knightley will be joined by Alexander Skarsgard who plays the role of the handsome German widower who set to create a whirlwind in Rachel's already complicated life, and Jason Clarke, who will appear as Rachel's sincere husband who has seen the war in and out. The prominent cast will be joined by Alexander Scheer who plays Siegfried Leitmann, Kate Phillips as Susan Burnham and Fionn O'Shea in an unnamed role.
'The Aftermath' is set to release in Europe on March 1 and in the US on March 15. Watch the trailer here: