On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life.
|Nonso Anozie||Frank Mace|
|Benedict Cumberbatch||Paul Marshall|
|Vanessa Redgrave||Older Briony|
|Romola Garai||Briony (at eighteen)|
|Saoirse Ronan||Briony (at thirteen)|
|Danny Mays||Tommy Nettle|
|Sarah Greenwood||Production Designer|
|Jacqueline Durran||Costume Designer|
|Seamus McGarvey||Director of Photography|
|Debra Hayward||Executive Producer|
|Liza Chasin||Executive Producer|
|Ivana Primorac||Make-Up & Hair Designer|
25th February 2008
'Atonement' and 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' each scooped an award at last night's 80th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.
11th February 2008
'Atonement' has scooped the top prize at the BAFTA film awards, having been named best film at the star-studded ceremony in London last night.