WHO’S IN IT?
Keira Knightley (Colette), Alexander Skarsgård (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Alexander Scheer (Goodbye Berlin), Kate Phillips (The Little Stranger), Fionn O’Shea (Handsome Devil), Martin Compston (Doomsday), Jannik Schümann (Godless Youth), Abigail Rice (Gangster Ka), Flora Thiemann (Bliss), Tom Bell (One Crazy Thing), Frederick Preston (The Zookeeper’s Wife), Anna Katharina Schimrigk (Paths), Joseph Arkley (Pelican Blood)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
James Kent (Testament of Youth), director; Joe Shrapnel (Race) and Anna Waterhouse (Frankie & Alice), writers; Jack Arbuthnott (Mindhorn), Malte Grunert (A Most Wanted Man) and Ridley Scott (The Martian), producers; Martin Phipps (Harry Brown), composer; Franz Lustig (How I Live Now), cinematographer; Beverley Mills (Death at a Funeral), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1946, Rachael Morgan (Knightley) arrives in post-war Germany to reunite with her husband Lewis (Clarke), a British colonel tasked with rebuilding the shattered city of Hamburg. However, she is surprised to learn that the grand house where she and Lewis will be staying will also have its previous owners, German widower Stefan (Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter Freda (Thiemann), also on the premises, and that she is slowly become attracted to this handsome stranger…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Keira Knightley is as elegant as ever in this intimate period drama which sees her pining for Alexander Skarsgård – I mean, who wouldn’t? – in post-war Germany.