The Aftermath (15) at Ely Cinema

An adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s novel. Keira Knightley plays a lonely military wife who falls for a German widower in a tragi-romantic drama set uneasily amid Hamburg’s smouldering ruins

Hamburg, 1946. Rachael Morgan, wife of the British colonel charged with rebuilding the ruined city, reluctantly agrees to her husband’s decision to share their grand new home with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Director: James Kent. Stars: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke. 109 mins.

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