Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films unveiled the first official photo from The Aftermath and announced principal photography has been completed on the dramatic film. The first photo features Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game, Anna Karenina) who stars along with Alexander Skarsgard (The Legend of Tarzan, True Blood), and Jason Clarke (Everest) in the film adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s bestselling novel. Brook, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse adapted the book and James Kent (Testament of Youth) directed The Aftermath.
The cast also includes Flora Thiemann, Fionn O’Shea, Kate Phillips, and Martin Compston. Ridley Scott and Carlo Dussi executive produced, with Jack Arbuthnott and Malte Grunert producing.
The Plot: The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (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 (Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.