Atonement (2007)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.




  • James McAvoy at an event for Atonement (2007)
  • Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan in Atonement (2007)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in Atonement (2007)
  • James McAvoy at an event for Atonement (2007)
  • Joe Wright at an event for Atonement (2007)
  • James McAvoy in Atonement (2007)

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Through the Lens of 'Darkest Hour' Director Joe Wright

See how director Joe Wright uses his signature tracking shots to set up a visual narrative for his films, including Atonement, The Soloist, and Hanna.

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Cast & Crew

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Joe Wright


Ian McEwan (novel), Christopher Hampton (screenplay)

Did You Know?


Joe Wright had wanted Keira Knightley to play the role of Briony in her late teens, but Knightley immediately liked the character of Cecilia, and also wanted to get away from playing girls on the brink of womanhood and play a more mature character for once.


Briony Tallis, aged 13: I finished my play.


During the dinner party scene, Cecilia's fingernails go from being painted to unpainted, with no break in the action allowing her time to have removed the nail polish.

Crazy Credits

The title types itself out like on a typewriter.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Drama | Mystery | Romance | War

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