The Aftermath

The Aftermath
  • 2019
  • UK / US / Germany
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Kent
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke

In post-WWII Hamburg, Rachael (Knightley) and her officer husband Lewis (Clarke) are living in a house with the German owner Stefan (Skarsgård) confined to the attic, and soon Rachael is drawn to Stefan. Rhidian Brook’s original novel may work, but on screen, the stiff upper lips and war-is-hell clichés are ridiculously shop-worn and clumsy.

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The Aftermath

27 Feb 20192 stars

GFF 2019: Old-fashioned and clumsy post-war drama featuring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård

Whatever else Brexit might inspire, it'll be a relief when the endless barrage of high-minded movies reminding us of WWII ends. From Dunkirk to The Darkest Hour, via Their Finest and Allied, stiff upper lips haven't trembled so regularly since the…

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