Atonement [videorecording (DVD)]
by
 
Bevan, Tim.

Title
Atonement [videorecording (DVD)]

Author
Bevan, Tim.
 
Fellner, Eric.
 
Webster, Paul, 1952 September 19-
 
Hampton, Christopher, 1946-
 
Wright, Joe, 1972-
 
Ronan, Saoirse, 1994-
 
Blethyn, Brenda, 1946-
 
West, Julia.
 
McAvoy, James, 1979-
 
Walter, Harriet.
 
Knightley, Keira, 1985-
 
Garai, Romola, 1982-
 
Marianelli, Dario.
 
McEwan, Ian. Atonement.
 
Working Title Films.
 
Relativity Media.
 
Studio Canal.
 
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Publication Information
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Physical Description
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Abstract
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.

Subject Term
Atonement -- Drama.
 
Sisters -- England -- Drama.
 
False testimony -- England -- Drama.
 
Man-woman relationships -- England -- Drama.

Geographic Term
England -- Drama.

Added Author
Bevan, Tim.
 
Fellner, Eric.
 
Webster, Paul, 1952 September 19-
 
Hampton, Christopher, 1946-
 
Wright, Joe, 1972-
 
Ronan, Saoirse, 1994-
 
Blethyn, Brenda, 1946-
 
West, Julia.
 
McAvoy, James, 1979-
 
Walter, Harriet.
 
Knightley, Keira, 1985-
 
Garai, Romola, 1982-
 
Marianelli, Dario.
 
McEwan, Ian. Atonement.

Added Corporate Author
Working Title Films.
 
Relativity Media.
 
Studio Canal.
 
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Genre
Melodrama.
 
Melodrama. gsafd
 
DVD-Video discs.

System Details Note
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Target Audience Note
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.

Format
Video disc

General Note
Title from container.
 
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
 
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
 
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.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeStatus
DVDDRAMA ATON DVD32530609603871Fiction Movie Collection