– by Stephon White

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for The Aftermath. Having just finished watching it. Boy, do I smell that scent of an Oscar. It’s evident that come 2020 critics will be eyeing this one to bestow awards upon. The question: what sort of awards will it get? Will this film get the coveted Best Picture, or will it be one of the first films to get the Best Popular Picture Oscar (okay, probably not, since the Academy has decided against making that award for this year)? Only time and critical reviews can tell. So, until then, check out the trailer below.

The films set to grace theatres April 26, 2019. Directed by James Kent, written by Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, Joe Oppenheimer, Malte Grunert, Carlo Dusi, and Jack Arbuthnott.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Aftermath:

THE AFTERMATH is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason 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 (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Do you think this one will make it to the Oscars? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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