The Resource Atonement, Universal ; Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; directed by Joe Wright ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; executive producers, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Ian McEwan, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey, (videorecording DVD)

Atonement, Universal ; Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; directed by Joe Wright ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; executive producers, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Ian McEwan, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Statement of responsibility
Universal ; Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; directed by Joe Wright ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; executive producers, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Ian McEwan, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
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Member of
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-producer, Jane Frazer ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; music by Dario Marianelli ; music supervisor, Nick Angel ; casting by Jina Jay
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality
Language note
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A86 2008
PerformerNote
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Harriet Walter, Peter Wight, Daniel Mays, Nonso Anozie, Gina McKee, Jérémie Rénier, Michelle Duncan
Runtime
123
Series statement
Focus Features four-star collection
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Atonement, Universal ; Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; directed by Joe Wright ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; executive producers, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Ian McEwan, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
  • Special features: Deleted scenes with commentary from director Joe Wright; Bringing the past to life: the making of Atonement; From novel to screen: adapting a classic; feature commentary with director Joe Wright
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  • RICHMOND
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
000292912
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193328625
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61033286
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u245403
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000292912
  • (OCoLC)191825449
System details
DVD; NTSC region 1; full frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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