Atonement


2h 3m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Reviens-moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Krzysztof Kloskowski; Rachele Verrecchia
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

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. Cecilia, he hopes, 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, going so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Decades later, Briony 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.

Crew

Adrian Aitken

Plasterer

Marcus Alexander

Visual Effects Producer

Jennifer Alford

Costumes

Phil Anderson-hanney

Security

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Chris Atkinson

Sound

Alex Bailey

Photography

Clint Bailey

Security

Ian Bailie

Art Director

Simon Baker

Camera Operator

Paul Bale

Painter

Yves Ballard

Tutor

Adrian Banton

Digital Effects Artist

Michelle Barber

Art Department Coordinator

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Sarah Barker

Visual Effects Editor

Mark Barnett

Sculptor

Chris Barratt

Music Engineer

Joshua Barraud

Propman

Ian Bee

Carpenter

Sir Thomas Beecham

Music Conductor

Michael Bell

Digital Effects Artist

James Bellamy

Music Editor

Derek Bellchambers

Carpenter

Erica Bensly

Unit Manager

Tim Bevan

Producer

Mark Bewley

Plasterer

Mark Billingham

Propman

Jussi Bjorling

Song Performer

Reg Boddy

Electrician

Jo Bradman

Office Runner

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Alan Brannan

Modelmaker

Beatrice Brennan

Stand-In

Colin Bressington

Driver

Tom Brewster

Assistant Director

Darryl Brooke

Models

Chris Brough

Carpenter

Rob Brown

Construction Manager

Tim Browning

Art Department

John Burden

Driver

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Kenny Burnett

Propman

Nat Burton

Song

Joe Buxton

Camera

George Caccavale

Driver

Ray Cacket

Colorist

Mark Campany

Gaffer

Reg Capson

Construction

Alison Cardy

Props Buyer

Bartholomew Cariss

Wardrobe Assistant

Bimla Devi Chall

Rotoscope Animator

Netty Chapman

Art Director

Keith Charles

Plasterer

Liza Chasin

Executive Producer

Dixie Chassay

Casting Director

David Chettleborough

Carpenter

Mally Chung

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Clark

Electrician

Billy Clarke

Plasterer

Robert Clarke

Rigging Electrician

Diarmuid Coghlan

Accounting Assistant

Jessica Cole

Assistant

Ben Coles

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Cook

Cg Supervisor

Robert Cooper

Stunt Performer

George Cottle

Stunt Performer

Ian Creed

Coordinator

Andrea Cripps

Assistant Costume Designer

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

David Croucher

Wardrobe Assistant

Cristiano D'urso

Accounting Assistant

Caroline Dale

Soloist

Melanie Davey

Makeup

Jo Davies

Post-Production Assistant

James Davis

Special Effects Technician

John Dawson

Driver

Belynda Day

Other

Carlos De Carvalho

Assistant Camera

Victoria De Los Angeles

Song Performer

Claude Debussy

Song

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Jason Devil

Stand-In

William Dodds

Assistant Director

Paul Doogan

Film Lab

Chloe Dorigan

Assistant

Peter Dorme

Art Department

Hamish Doyne-ditmas

Assistant Camera

Paul Ducker

3-D Artist

Kelly Duggan

Office Runner

Izzi Dunhill

Art Department

Jacqueline Durran

Costume Designer

Mark Dyer

Security

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Performer

Anna Edwards

Assistant

Luke Edwards

Art Department

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Roy Elston

Rigging Electrician

Paul Emerson

Propman

Gary Evans

Production

Glyn Evans

Painter

Mark Evans

Electrician

Perry Evans

Gaffer

Richard Eyre

Executive Producer

Allison Farmer

Digital Effects Artist

Bradley Farmer

Stunt Performer

Eric Fellner

Producer

Jim Fennessy

Painter

Laurent Ferrie

Art Department

Andrea Finch

Makeup Artist

Andrea Finch

Hair

Charlotte Finlay

Wardrobe Supervisor

Neil Finnighan

Stunt Performer

Dave Fisher

Stunt Performer

Olga Fitzroy

Music Engineer

Flanagan And Allen

Song Performer

Andrew Fletcher

Costumes

Julian Foddy

3-D Artist

Lena Ford

Song

Jessica Forte

Assistant Production Coordinator

Pauline Fowler

Prosthetic Makeup

Colin Fox

Art Department

Robert Fox

Executive Producer

Eric Francks

Driver

Simon Fraser

Production Manager

Jane Frazer

Coproducer

Juliet Gardiner

Advisor

Martin Geeson

Special Effects Technician

James Gemmill

Painter

Giuseppe Giacosa

Song

Jane Gibson

Choreographer

Gary Gleeson

Painter

Lee Goddard

Painter

Tony Goddard

Painter

Stuart Godfrey

Grip

Sam Goldsmith

Medic

Andy Good

Carpenter

Hugh Goodbody

Special Effects Technician

Oliver Goodier

Art Department

Gerry Gore

Transportation Captain

Nick Gottschalk

Art Director

Alan Graham

Gaffer

Sarah Greenwood

Production Designer

Justin Gregory

Location Assistant

Alan Grosch

Generator Operator

Paul Hamblin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Danny Hambrook

Sound Mixer

Stuart Hamilton

Assistant Director

Chris Hammond

Driver

Christopher Hampton

Screenplay

Peter Hanson

Visual Effects

Deborah Harding

Post-Production Supervisor

Paul Harford

Rigging Electrician

Paul Harper

Song Performer

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Stuart Harrington

Construction

Rowan Harris

Props

Alison Harvey

Props Buyer

Mark Hatchwell

Driver

Rawdon Hayne

Assistant Camera

David Haynes

Painter

Steve Haynes

Adr

Debra Hayward

Executive Producer

Brian Heath

Driver

Nigel Heirons

Models

David Herbert

Sculptor

Sue Hills

Script Supervisor

Catherine Hodgson

Supervising Sound Editor

Carin Hoff

Wardrobe Assistant

Mark Holt

Special Effects Supervisor

Sarah Hood

Office Runner

Alex Hope

Visual Effects Producer

Andy Hopkins

Grip

Gary Hoptrough

Stunt Performer

Tony Hoskins

Carpenter

Paul Howell

Stunt Performer

Robin Hudson

Casting Assistant

Jimmy Hughes

Song

Andrew Hunt

Wardrobe

Rob Hunt

Stunt Performer

Stephen Hunter

Sculptor

Theo Hutchcraft

Propman

Gary Hutchings

Grip

Simon Hutchings

Painter

Luigi Illica

Song

Rob Inch

Stunt Performer

Adam Inglis

Colorist

Barnaby Inman

Carpenter

Amy Irvine

Stand-In

Colin Jackman

Sculptor

Matthew Jacques

Rotoscope Animator

Aliza James

Assistant

Tidd James

Stunt Performer

Deborah Jarvis

Hair

Deborah Jarvis

Makeup Artist

Jina Jay

Casting Director

Jody K. Jenkins

Music Engineer

Martin Jensen

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Morgan Johnson

Stunt Performer

Alan Jones

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Reviens-moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Krzysztof Kloskowski; Rachele Verrecchia
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Award Wins

Best Score

2007

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

2007

Set Decoration

2007

Best Cinematography

2007

Best Costume Design

2007

Best Picture

2007

Best Supporting Actress

2007
Saoirse Ronan

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2007 Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of the Prix du Forum Cinema et Litterature award at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival.

Winner of two 2007 awards including Best Film and Best Production Design by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Limited Release in United States December 7, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Opening Night) August 29 - September 8.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Galas) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Based on the novel "Atonement" written by Ian McEwan and published by Nan A. Talese on March 12, 2002.

Richard Eyre previously attached to direct.

Limited Release in United States December 7, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Galas) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Winner of the 2007 award for British Actor of the Year (James McAvoy) and co-winner of the award for British Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Vanessa Redgrave) by the London Critics' Circle.