AtonementDVD - 2008
"How fitting, somehow, that a novel so devoted to the precision and passionate love of language be captured in a film that is simply too exquisite for words."--Washington Post
"Rarely has a book sprung so vividly to life, but also worked so enthrallingly in pure movie terms..."--Variety
When a young girl catches her sister in a passionate embrace with a childhood friend, her jealousy drives her to tell a lie that will irrevocably change the course of all their lives forever.
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Coarse Language: 1. a single typed word that resonates as the key to a loss of innocence and leads to ultimate betrayal. 2. Swearing amongst soldiers
Sexual Content: 1.a very visually suggestive sex scene between the two main characters. 2. an alluded-to sexually compromising act towards a young girl.
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Cecilia Tallis: "My brother and I found the two of them down by the lake." Police Inspector: "You didn't see anyone else?" Cecilia Tallis: "I wouldn't necessarily believe everything Briony tells you. She's rather fanciful."
"Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame." - Robbie Turner(James McAvoy)
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