Grief Leads to Passion in First “Aftermath” Trailer

Fox Searchlight Pictures has just released the first trailer for The Aftermath, the highly anticipated historical drama from director James Kent, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook.

Taking place in post World War II Germany during the brutal winter of 1946, the film appears to focus on Kiera Knightley’s Rachel Morgan, a young wife who arrives to a wrecked Hamburg to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British soldier who has been tasked with rebuilding the shattered city.

Visually distraught over the look of the city, and still timid from the war, Rachel’s life gets turned upside down when she discovers that they will be sharing the house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter.  As Rachel and Lewis’ relationship begins to suffer, a new light slowly comes to life, setting the stage for a story full of passion and betrayal. 

WIth Kent behind the camera and Ridley Scott serving as executive producer, it is almost a given that The Aftermathwill be a well-crafted story – the new trailer only confirms that. 

The Aftermathis scheduled to hit theaters on April 26, 2019.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.