Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Scheer, Fionn O’Shea, Kate Phillips, Jannik Schümann
Period postwar drama directed by James Kent, in which the story is set in postwar Germany in 1946 and follows Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley), who arrives in the ruins of Hamburg 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, Stefan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård), and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
[to his daughter; referring to their house which has been taken over by the British government]
Stefan Lubert: This is their house now. But we have each other.
[greeting Lewis and Rachael at his house]
Stefan Lubert: Colonel Morgan, please come inside.
Lewis Morgan: This is my wife.
[Stefan extends his hand to Rachael, but she doesn’t respond]
[to Lewis and Rachael]
Stefan Lubert: My daughter and I will stay out of your way until we move to the camp.
Lewis Morgan: What if we let them stay on?
Rachael Morgan: You mean live with them?
[making a toast with Rachael and Stefan]
Lewis Morgan: To new beginnings.
Susan Burnham: [to Rachael] There may not be an outward show of hatred, but it’s there below the surface.
British Captain: During the war did you ever hope for a German victory? Did the bombing affect the health of you and your family?
Stefan Lubert: It affected the health of my wife.
[referring to his wife]
Stefan Lubert: She died in the firestorm.
Rachael Morgan: I’m so sorry.
Rachael Morgan: You didn’t tell me what I was walking into. This isn’t how it was supposed to be.
Lewis Morgan: None of it is how it’s supposed to be.
Rachael Morgan: Please don’t go.
Lewis Morgan: I have a job to do.
Rachael Morgan: If you’re going to spy on a girl, the least you could do is pay her a compliment.
Stefan Lubert: Yes, of course.
Susan Burnham: [to Rachael] Something’s changed. Be careful, that’s all. They don’t like us.
Rachael Morgan: [to Stefan] I never thought I could be happy like this.
Stefan Lubert: [to Rachael] Come with me. This is what you wanted.
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