The Aftermath is a 2019 drama film directed by James Kent.

Official trailers

FoxSearchlight on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer:
THE AFTERMATH | Look For It on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD | FOX Searchlight.

Story intro

The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1945. Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter to be reunited with her husband Lewis Morgan, a colonel of British Forces Germany charged with rebuilding the shattered city and dealing with violent insurgent Werwolf activities. The couple, whose relationship is tense due to their son Michael being killed during the Blitz by German bombing, will be staying in the requisitioned house of German architect Stefan Lubert and his teenage daughter Freda Lubert. Lewis decides to let Stefan and Freda stay in the house in the attic, a decision that Rachael is initially unhappy with because of her resentment toward Germans over Michael's death. However, Rachael bonds with Stefan over shared grief: Stefan's wife was killed by Allied bombing. Rachael and Stefan begin having an affair. The situation is complicated by British Forces Germany suspecting Stefan of Werwolf involvement, though it is actually Freda's boyfriend Bertie who is involved. Lewis eventually realizes Rachael and Stefan are having an affair when he hears of her advocating on Stefan's behalf. When Lewis confronts Rachael, she tells him that she is leaving him to be with Stefan. Bertie tries to assassinate Lewis but instead kills Lewis's chauffeur by mistake. Bertie attempts to escape through the woods but falls through ice to his death. After Lewis admits his grief over Michael to Rachael, she decides to stay with Lewis instead of leaving with Stefan.


Keira Knightley
Rachael Morgan, Lewis's wife
Alexander Skarsgård
Stefan Lubert
Jason Clarke
Colonel Lewis Morgan, Rachael's husband
Fionn O'Shea
Major Barker
Kate Phillips
Martin Compston
Alexander Scheer
Siegfried Leitmann
Anna Katharina Schimrigk


Principal photography began in January 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic.

The film The Aftermath was scheduled to be released on February 26, 2019 (GFF), on March 1, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on March 15, 2019 (United States) and on April 11, 2019 (Germany) by Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Condor Distribution and Warner Bros..

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. The film grossed over $9.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Aftermath got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Aftermath (2019 film)

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