Atonement

What's It About?

On a sultry summer day in 1935, a Sussex garden simmers with tension between maid's son Robbie and wealthy young Cecilia. Indoors, her jealous sister Briony watches and writes stories. When her drama isn't performed, Briony invents a more vivid tale and a lie that sends Robbie to prison and, eventually, to war.

Genres

RomanceDrama

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  • Cast
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Overview

On a sultry summer day in 1935, a Sussex garden simmers with tension between maid's son Robbie and wealthy young Cecilia. Indoors, her jealous sister Briony watches and writes stories. When her drama isn't performed, Briony invents a more vivid tale and a lie that sends Robbie to prison and, eventually, to war.

Genres

Romance,  Drama,  

Cast

James McAvoy
James McAvoy
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
Romola Garai
Romola Garai
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
Juno Temple
Juno Temple
Patrick Kennedy
Patrick Kennedy
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter
Michelle Duncan
Michelle Duncan
Gina McKee
Gina McKee
Daniel Mays
Daniel Mays
Alfie Allen
Alfie Allen

Directors

Joe Wright
Joe Wright

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