The Resource Atonement, Working Title Films ; Relativity Media ; Studio Canal ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)

Atonement, Working Title Films ; Relativity Media ; Studio Canal ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)

Label
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Statement of responsibility
Working Title Films ; Relativity Media ; Studio Canal ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. He hopes that Cecilia 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. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she 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
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)
Cataloging source
NRAND
Credits note
Director, Joe Wright; producer, Tim Bevan; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey
Intended audience
15 years and over; contains very strong language, bloody injuries and moderate sex
PerformerNote
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1985-
  • 1979-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bevan, Tim
  • Knightley, Keira
  • McAvoy, James
  • Wright, Joe
  • McEwan, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atonement
  • Sisters
  • False testimony
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Atonement, Working Title Films ; Relativity Media ; Studio Canal ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: deleted scenes; making of; director commentary; novel to the screen
Control code
000042829022
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
8246117
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital
Label
Atonement, Working Title Films ; Relativity Media ; Studio Canal ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: deleted scenes; making of; director commentary; novel to the screen
Control code
000042829022
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
8246117
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital

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