When a woman (Keira Knightley) rejoins her husband in Hamburg after the war, she returns to an atmosphere charged with enmity and grief that soon gives way to passion and betrayal. In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel who's rebuilding the city. Rachael learns they will share their home with a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged setting, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
Set in 1946, this engrossing drama follows Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley), a British woman whose colonel husband (Jason Clarke) is charged with rebuilding war-ravaged Hamburg. When she joins him there during the bitter winter months, she learns they will be sharing their home with a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. Before long, the unusual arrangement intensifies political divides and stirs deep personal wounds. In this increasingly charged environment, enmity and grief give way to unexpected passion and betrayal.