When Briony Tallis, 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They paid for his time at Cambridge and now he plans on going to medical school. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter intended for Cecilia and concludes that Robbie is a deviant. When her cousin Lola is rap...
ed, she tells the police that it was Robbie she saw committing the deed.
The mood of Atonement is gloomy, captivating, and touching. The plot centers around young lovers, innocence lost, and wartime life. It is a drama, romance, and period movie. Stylistically, Atonement is epic, involves twists and turns, and is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Atonement is set in London. It happens in the 1930s. It is based on a book. Atonement is known for being a Golden Globe winner, critically acclaimed, and an Oscar winner.
Zomer 1935. De 13-jarige, uit een gegoede familie afkomstige, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) is een ontluikende toneelschrijfster. Ze wil dat haar nichtje Lola en de tweeling Jackson en Pierrot een toneelstuk uitvoeren gebaseerd op één van Briony's verhalen, maar het lijkt nergens op. Die dag echter ziet ze hoe Robbie, de zoon van de bediende van het huis, Briony's zus Cecilia laat strippen en nadat ze daarna een obscene brief van Robbie aan Cecilia leest, trekt ze haar eigen conclusies. Wanneer haar nichtje Lola de volgende dag wordt verkracht, neemt het lot een desastreuze wending.
A mischievous girl accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit, only to find that her words have irrevocably and permanently changed the lives of all involved in a film that re-teams the filmmakers behind Pride & Prejudice to adapt the best-selling 2002 novel by author Ian McEwan. The year is 1935, and as the summer heat takes hold, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis watches her older sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley), get undressed and go frolicking in the garden fountain on her family's country estate. The housekeeper's son, Robbie (James McAvoy), a childhood friend and recent Cambridg...
e graduate, also witnesses the innocent act. When Robbie and Cecilia subsequently cross a particularly sensitive boundary and the scheming Briony accuses Robbie of an unspeakable transgression for which the boy is wholly innocent, the repercussions of her unfounded claim threaten to affect all three for decades to come.