Post-WWII drama The Aftermath features Keira Knightley in an illicit affair

Stills from the film The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley (right), Jason Clarke (centre) and Alexander Skarsgard.
Stills from the film The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley (right), Jason Clarke (centre) and Alexander Skarsgard.PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

LONDON - Film director James Kent has a bit of a thing for women and war. After making his feature debut with 2014's critically acclaimed Testament Of Youth, with Alicia Vikander as heroic World War I nurse Vera Brittain, he has now sent Keira Knightley into post-war Germany in The Aftermath.

An adaptation of the well-received novel of the same name by Rhidian Brook, The Aftermath tells of a woman who arrives in the ruins of Hamburg during the bitter winter of 1946 to be reunited with her husband (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. The film opens March 14.

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