The Aftermath (2019 film)

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The Aftermath
The Aftermath (2019 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Kent
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Joe Shrapnel
  • Anna Waterhouse
Based onThe Aftermath
by Rhidian Brook
Music byMartin Phipps
CinematographyFranz Lustig
Edited byBeverley Mills
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • April 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • United States

The Aftermath is an upcoming drama film directed by James Kent and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel of the same name by Rhidian Brook. It stars Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Scheer. The film will be released on April 26, 2019 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.[1]


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.[2]



In August 2016, it was announced Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the film, with Alexander Skarsgård and Keira Knightley starring in the film, with James Kent directing the film from a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, while Ridley Scott will serve as a producer on the film, under his Scott Free Productions banner.[3][4] That same month, Jason Clarke joined the cast of the film.[5] In February 2017, Fionn O'Shea joined the cast of the film.[6]


Principal photography began in January 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic.[7]


  1. ^ Galuppo, Mia (May 31, 2018). "Fox Searchlight Sets Date for Keira Knightley Post-War Drama 'The Aftermath'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Aftermath | Fox Searchlight". Fox Searchlight. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (August 17, 2016). "Fox Searchlight Lands 'The Aftermath' With Keira Knightley & Alexander Skarsgard". Deadline. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Galuppo, Mia (August 17, 2016). "Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard in Talks to Star in 'Aftermath' for Fox Searchlight, Scott-Free". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 18, 2016). "Jason Clarke in Talks to Join Keira Knightley in 'The Aftermath' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo (February 9, 2017). "Fionn O'Shea Joins Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard in 'The Aftermath' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Pritchard, Julia (January 17, 2017). "Keira Knightley looks truly radiant in vintage coat and beret as she films WWII drama The Aftermath in a snowy Prague". Daily Mail. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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