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 Concert Work








Release date: Aug 31,2007

Music clips:
Robbie's Note
Love Letters
Elegy for Dunkirk 
Atonement Suite (by Carlean)

Director: Joe Wright
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton
Director of Photography: Seamus McGarvey
Starring: Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis), James McAvoy (Robbie Turner), Romola Garai (Briona - 18 years), Brenda Blethyn (Grace Turner), Vanessa Redgrave (Old Briona).

Company: Working Title Films
Distributors: Focus Features, Universal Pictures 

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Music Composed by Dario Marianelli
Orchestrated by D. Marianelli, B. Wallfisch
Orchestra Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch
Piano solos performed by Jean Yves Thibauldet
Recorded at Air Lyndhurst Hall, London
Music Produced by Dario Marianelli

Plot summary: In the summer of 1935 Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old from a well-to-do English family, is a budding writer. She hopes to have her cousins Lola and the twins Jackson and Pierrot enact a play of her devising during a family get-together, but the cast is hopeless. During the day, however, she spies a servant's son, Robbie Turner, apparently making her older sister Cecilia strip, and comes upon an obscene love letter he has written her. Briony's fertile imagination conjures all sorts of awful things, and when her cousin Lola is raped, our heroine is pretty sure she saw Robbie do it. He is sent to prison, much over Cecilia's protests, gets out early to fight in France where he is caught up in the confusion of the retreat at Dunkirk, and over the years matters sort out more or less between the estranged family members.