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.