Atonement | 2007

Drama, Adaptation
Spanning several decades, a drama about a fledgling writer, Briony Tallis, who, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Director: Joe Wright
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 5 wins & 28 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Robbie Turner

Actor

... Cecilia Tallis

Actor

... Briony Tallis, aged 13

Actor

... Grace Turner

Actor

... Older Briony

Actor

... Briony, 18

Actor

... Paul Marshall

Actor

... Tommy Nettle

Actor

... Lola Quincey

Actor

... Frank Mace

Actor

... Leon Tallis

Actor

... Emily Tallis

Actor

Company

Production Company

Alfie Gregory Entertainment

Production Company

Almost Human Ltd

Production Company

Animated Extras

Production Company

Arion Facilities

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister, Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Decades later, Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

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