• R
  • 2007
  • 123 min
  • UK, France
  • drama, romance, war

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright

Screenwriter: Christopher Hampton

Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai

Won 2008 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama

Atonement features strong performances, brilliant cinematography, and a unique score. Featuring deft performances from James MacAvoy and Keira Knightley, it's a successful adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel.


  • Joe Wright
    Joe Wright

    Joe Wright (born 1972) is an English film director best known for 2005's Pride and Prejudice and 2007's Atonement.

Main Cast


Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Editor: Paul Tothill

Casting: Jina Jay, Dixie Chassay

Director Of Photography: Seamus McGarvey

Original Music Composer: Dario Marianelli

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood


Source: based on the novel by Ian McEwan

Tagline: Torn apart by betrayal. Separated by war. Bound by love.

Genres: drama, romance, war

Certificate: R

Categories: year 1940, remorse, class system, forbidden love, false accusation of rape, nurse, sister sister relationship, dunkirk france, england


Year: 2007

Runtime: 123 min

Country: UK, France, USA

Language: English, French

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital

Also Known As

  • Espiazione (IT)