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Keira Knightley in the post-war drama Home Another. Already in cinemas

A movie inspired by true history In another’s house is a screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rhidian Brook. His grandfather, Colonel Walter Brook, was one of the English officers sent on a mission to restore law and order in post-war Germany. Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård will star in a film directed by James Kent. The premiere is on March 29.

“In another’s house.” Description of the plot

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, survived the catastrophic bombing of the Allied forces in 1943. When British forces entered the city, they found millions of German citizens homeless, food, fuel and other livelihoods. Under these circumstances, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) from England comes to the ruins of Hamburg to meet her husband (Jason Clarke), a British colonel entrusted with the task of rebuilding the city after the Second World War. Upon arriving at her new home, Rachel is surprised to discover that Lewis has made an unusual decision: the spouses will share the mansion with its former owners, the architect who designed the majestic residence, Stephan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård) and his rebellious teenage daughter Freda (Flora Li Thiemann ). Although the spacious mansion has room for both an English couple and German displaced people, the unusual situation creates tension and discomfort, and Rachael feels a secret resentment towards the guests, regarding them as intruders. In a tense atmosphere, hostility and sadness quickly give way to passion and betrayal … (distributor description)

About the movie “In another house”

One of the producers of James Kent’s film is the legendary director Ridley Scott. “The movie made my childhood memories come back,” says Scott, who lived in Hamburg during the film’s setting. – It’s an amazing time. The world has been shaken more than ever, notes Kent. Most of all, the British did not want to repeat what happened after the end of World War I, so punishing Germany was not an option. For me, this is an incredibly generous, positive and far-sighted moment in British history. Of course, the result is the European Union, which in my opinion has a very current message – assesses the director.

Rachael Morgan is played by Keira Knightley, who without hesitation assumed the role of a woman marked by a huge tragedy: the death of her son during the bombing of London. – I hope the viewers will be as thrilled as I read the script. This film asks the question of how to deal as a married couple with such an unimaginable drama? How to rebuild the relationship? I have never had the opportunity to delve into this area before – says the Oscar-nominated actress about her character. – Rachael is prejudiced against the Germans among whom she lived. He hates them. He blames them for his son’s death and for the whole war – he adds. “This movie was made for her,” concludes Knightley, Kent. – Keira became a mother about a year and a half before the shooting of the film, so in some ways it is the result of her own life experiences. It was also quite a complicated role for her, and it was interesting to see how she got into it.

Trailer of the movie “In the House of the Other”

In another’s house it is not only a film about a personal tragedy. Its authors try to answer the question of how to perceive humanity in people who are the embodiment of incarnate evil? Rachael and Luberta have many things in common, but they have one thing in common. Experienced tragedies and desperate attempts to control sadness. “You want to feel something other than excruciating suffering, so sex is the common solution,” says Knightley. – The relationship with Lubert begins with a sexual desire. On the other hand, he can understand that Rachael is going through hard times and is able to confront them. Unlike her husband, who deals with grief just without talking about her. He closes in on himself and does not give his wife the support she needs. This pushes her into the arms of another, where she will find comfort.

Though In another’s house tells an intimate story of a love triangle marked by war, it was important for the director of the film to reflect the reality of Hamburg as faithfully as possible after World War II. “The British dropped more bombs on Hamburg in three days than there were on London in the entire Second World War, so the city looked like Hiroshima,” describes the Kent film project. “So we had to achieve this scale, because you cannot understand Rachael’s rise from the ashes of mourning without understanding the scale of the horror she has landed in.

In another’s house in theaters on March 29.

Movie poster In another’s house

poster of the movie In the House of Another.  Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård

Photo Imperial Cinepix / press materials

photo from the movie In the House of Another, Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley

Photo Imperial Cinepix / press materials


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