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Full Official UK Trailer for Postwar Romantic Thriller 'The Aftermath'

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November 27, 2018
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The Aftermath Trailer

"We will be alright?" Fox Searchlight has debuted the first official UK trailer for an indie drama titled The Aftermath, set in Hamburg in 1946 just after the war. The film is about a British Colonel, Lewis Morgan, who has been charged with the task of rebuilding of this devastated city and denazification of its defeated people. Rather than force the owners of the house they will live in to leave, he insists the two families live together. Once his wife arrives and moves in, her hatred for the Germans changes when she begins to fall in love with the owner of the home. Keira Knightley stars with Jason Clarke, plus Alexander Skarsgård, Kate Phillips, Jannik Schümann, Fionn O'Shea, and Alexander Scheer. This is a better trailer than the first one, and it shows much more of the story as it progresses into intense "romantic thriller" territory.

Here's the official UK trailer (+ new poster) for James Kent's The Aftermath, direct from YouTube:

The Aftermath Trailer

You can still watch the first US trailer for Kent's The Aftermath here, for even more footage from this.

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. The Aftermath is directed by British filmmaker James Kent, of the film Testament of Youth previously, plus TV work including "Inside Men" and "The White Queen". The screenplay is written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse; based on the book by Rhidian Brook. Fox Searchlight will release The Aftermath in select theaters starting April 26th, 2019 next spring. Intrigued?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

Completely agree @dawisebuddha:disqus that this trailer was much better than the first. The music and the slow pans made this much more smooth and romantic. That being said, I still have no interest in this. It's appears to be along the lines of a romantic tragedy and that is not my cup of tea. Here's hoping it rings the bells of all those romantics out there.

THE_RAW_ on Nov 27, 2018

2

Looks somewhat interesting. I'll likely check it out using my Alist reservations, unless there's something else more interesting... like a slightly early release of Avengers 4.

VAharleywitch on Nov 27, 2018

3

As for the romantic overtones in it, this doesn't look too special. But as strange case of morality tale, it also looks a bit of failure. The only good thing here is the production value. Or, in other words, money thrown away ...

shiboleth on Nov 27, 2018

4

Is it probably going to be a little schmaltzy? Probably. But this looks like a good solid drama.

DAVIDPD on Nov 28, 2018

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