Release date:November 1, 2013
(NY; LA release: Nov. 8)
Starring:Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop
"Aftermath" tells the story of two brothers, Jozek (Maciej Stuhr) and Franek (Ireneusz Czop) who discover a secret and are forced to revise their perception of their father, their entire family, their neighbors, and the history of their nation. Franek, the older brother, returns home to Poland after many years living in Chicago and discovers that his younger brother is being mysteriously threatened and shunned by local townspeople. What follows is a gothic tale of intrigue as the brothers are drawn into investigating the village's dark secrets. The peaceful and quiet Polish village where the brothers grew up, a prime example of the idyllic beauty of the Polish countryside, turns out to harbor a dark and terrible secret: the collective murder of its Jewish inhabitants during World War II. This dark chapter of our history is one of the few remaining stories never to have been shown on film. "Aftermath" tells that story through the lives of ordinary people who have nothing to do with politics, by showing their fundamental decency and uprightness, their baseness and lies. We are always given a choice in life. This film is about making that choice.