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Atonement (29-Aug-2007)

Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Christopher Hampton

From novel: Atonement by Ian McEwan

Keywords: Drama

Film adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel of the same name follows a writer as she inadvertently alters the lives of several individuals by falsely accusing her sister's beau of a heinous act.

Briony Tallis, a thirteen-year old girl with a promising future as a writer, misinterprets a scene between older sister Cecilia and lover Robbie Turner outside her family's estate as one of ill intent, telling a careless fib implicating Robbie -- a "commoner" working for the Tallis family intending to go to medical school -- in the rape of cousin Lola and forever changing the lives of all involved. Atonement is a character piece depicting how lies can alter the course of one's existence, turning Briony's family paranoid and setting the unfortunate Robbie on a course towards serving in the British Army during World War II.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brenda Blethyn
20-Feb-1946   Secrets & Lies
Benedict Cumberbatch
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Romola Garai
1-Jul-1982   Rory O'Shea Was Here
Keira Knightley
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
James McAvoy
21-Apr-1979   Chronicles of Narnia
Gina McKee
14-Apr-1964   The Forsyte Saga
Anthony Minghella
Film Director
6-Jan-1954 18-Mar-2008 The English Patient
Vanessa Redgrave
30-Jan-1937   Julia
Jérémie Renier
6-Jan-1981   L'Enfant
Saoirse Ronan
12-Apr-1994   Atonement
Juno Temple
21-Jul-1989   St. Trinian's


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