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123 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Christopher Hampton (Novel: Ian McEwan)
Dario Marianelli
Seamus McGarvey
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Co-production UK-USA; Working Title Films / Universal Pictures / Studio Canal / Relativity Media
Romance. Drama. War | Romantic Drama. II World War. Epic film. 1930s
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Ian McEwan Adaptations
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On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) sees her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life.
2007: Academy Awards: Oscar Best Soundtrack. 7 Nominations.
2007: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection.
2007: 2 Golden Globes: Best Movie Drama, Soundtrack. 7 Nominations.
2007: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Movie, Production Design. 14 Nominations.
2007: Critics' Choice Awards: 5 Nominations, including Picture and Director
2007: National Board of Review: Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2007: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nom. incl. Best Adapted Screenplay
2008: European Film Awards: 3 Nominations
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