The romantic drama Hearts of enemies today unveils its trailer. The film James Kent was released on may 1, 2019. Keira Knightley in full tormented lovers in Germany after the war… In the Hearts of enemies, the comedian in the uk (which plays the role of Rachel) finds herself caught between her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), an English officer in charge of the reconstruction of Hamburg after the Second World War and the German owner of the house in which the couple has just moved, Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård). A forbidden passion begins between her and the one who, a few months earlier, was still regarded as an enemy. Directed by James Kent (Memories of youth), this drama is the adaptation of the novel by Rhidian Brook, In the house of the other [The Aftermath]. The author was inspired by the story of his grand-father. Colonel Walter Brook was one of the English officers sent to Germany to bring the country back on its feet after years of war and destruction. Governor of a district near Hamburg, he requisitioned a house for his family, but has chosen not to expel its owners germans. These two families, yet the enemy a few months ago, have lived under the same roof for five years. Rhidian Brook says, “Although the events described in In the house of the other to be a work of fiction, this story would never have existed without the act of kindness outstanding, my grand-father”. Condor Distribution
This period of history has rarely been considered from this angle. If the cinema has already told stories of love under the German occupation (Suite française,…), the occupation of Germany by the Allies has rarely been dealt with by the 7th Art under the angle romantic. Hearts Enemies focuses on the tensions in the marriage of Rachel and Lewis and feelings growing that this latest feeds for Lubert. James Kent says: “It is a woman in mourning who has lost her child during the war (…) It is a universal story about how we heal from the loss of a loved one. It is a message very redeemer.” In 2010, Rhidian Brook provides the story to the producer Jack Arbuthnott, who worked for the company, Ridley Scott, Scott Free. In presenting the project to the director of Alien and Blade Runner, Arbuthnott was surprised to learn that he, himself, had lived in Hamburg at the exact same time. Ridley Scott confides : “I was completely reminded of my childhood. In 1947, I was 10 years old, my father was an important member of the army. We lived in Frankfurt, then to Hamburg. My house in Frankfurt was that of a German officer. My mother was good friends with his wife, who came once a month to check that we were dealing well of the house. With the exception of the love relationship, it was a situation very similar.”
This drama sentimental will be released on our screens on the 1st of may.