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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008].
Full screen edition.


General Note
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
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.
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.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.
System Details
DVD; NTSC region 1; full frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wright, J., Bevan, T., Fellner, E., Webster, P. F., Hampton, C., Eyre, R., Fox, R., McEwan, I., Hayward, D., Chasin, L., McGarvey, S., McAvoy, J., Knightley, K., Garai, R., Ronan, S., Redgrave, V., Blethyn, B., Temple, J., Cumberbatch, B., Kennedy, P., Walter, H., Wight, P., Mays, D., Anozie, N., McKee, G., Renier, J., Duncan, M., Marianelli, D., & McEwan, I. (2008). Atonement (Full screen edition.). Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joe Wright et al.. 2008. Atonement. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joe Wright et al.. Atonement Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Joe, et al. Atonement Full screen edition., Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

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