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Release
07 September 2007
Certificate 15
Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director(s)
Joe Wright
Screenwriter(s)
Christopher Hampton

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Atonement

Genres Drama

Film synopsis 1935, and 13 year-old Briony (Ronan) changes the course of several lives when she misreads the relationship between her sister Cecilia (Knightley) and housekeeper’s son Robbie (McAvoy). Later, as World War II rages, she tries to atone for her mistake.

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I love Mcoy he's great.Can't stand Ikeia Knightly she's rubbish her and Orlando Bland are so wooden they need varnish  More

Posted by alimac at 16:44, 30 August 2007 | Report This Post

McAvoy is a talented young actor and i hope the oscars regonise him in this film  More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 18:12, 05 August 2007 | Report This Post

Cant wait
I was an extra in Grimsby, almost see me in the trailer when McAvoy is walking through the soldiers with the flare! Usually see trailers and think well if these are the best bits of the film, it's gonna be rubbish! But this looks amazing already!! Read the book, ending for me kinda predictable, but hope film is as good!!!!!  More

Posted by austroturf at 18:51, 18 April 2007 | Report This Post

Cant wait
Just seen the trailer and the film looks quality. I was 1 of the lucky people that got a chance to be an extra at the scenes filmed in Redcar. Read the book and it was ok. Cant wait for the film release.  More

Posted by Mike Murray at 16:00, 18 April 2007 | Report This Post

Just great!
I read the book and it is just... amazing! The last pages are so surprising... And the film seems to be great too! James McAvoy and Keira Knightley are just perfect for these parts and I'm quite impatient to see Briony... Why is September so far?  More

Posted by Calyra at 22:33, 16 April 2007 | Report This Post

It looks fantastic, from the opening shot of the house, to Dunkirk, to the no-brainer casting of Knightley in a role that could have been tailor-made for her, and the welcome allotment of James McAvoy as Robbie. Everything just looks like the book. Next year's BAFTA talisman.  More

Posted by demoncleaner at 19:48, 16 April 2007 | Report This Post

What's the story about ?
i Really Want to know about the story i love keira's films but have absoulutley no clue what the story is about it looks really really good :] Hope Someone can help Thanks  More

Posted by PirateGirl_x at 21:08, 15 April 2007 | Report This Post

Atonement
I haven't read the book and don't really know to much of what it is about but it does look great! I think it could be a stand out movie! And most probably a tearjurcker!  More

Posted by dvdking at 12:59, 15 April 2007 | Report This Post

Cautious...
I studied the book for my A-Level as well and absolutely loved it!!! I'm actually not looking forward to the film as I think they're going to ruin it, particularly as I am no fan of Keira Knightly - sorry to all her fans out there just my personal opinion. Though James McAvoy should hopefully make up for it as I thought he was amazing in The Last King of Scotland. I shall watch it more out of intruige than want, as I want to know how they do it . . . I hope it's better than I expect because I  More

Posted by kerry_jones at 21:36, 13 April 2007 | Report This Post

Can't wait for this movie. I studied the book for A-Level and it's really quite amazing. I'll be interested to see how they play out the huge twist at the end. rst time readers....you might find Briony an annoying central character to being with but keep going as the book is totally worth it. It's a truly touching and extremely well crafted, I hope the film does it justice.  More

Posted by Fianna at 00:34, 24 December 2006 | Report This Post

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