Aftermath is a taut, post apocalyptic thriller with a brilliant execution mainly because of strong characters and their interpersonal relationships.
The story centers on a boy who still remembers what life used to be like before everything turned to ice – a childhood of birthday parties and movies and after-school cartoons. As Jem clings to his childhood, the responsibility for their lives falls to Cody, the older brother. He stays awake each night, rifle in hand, making sure they survive to see the next morning.
The brilliant, tonally precise thriller is a tale of brotherhood and it has won several awards world wide.