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Atonement [2008 film] by Joe Wright

Atonement [2008 film] (2008)

by Joe Wright (Director), Christopher Hampton (Screenwriter)

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In 1935, thirteen-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 grows 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.… (more)



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Inghilterra, 1935, è il giorno più caldo dell'anno. Briony Tallis e la sua famiglia conducono una vita agiata e serena, fino a quando una falsa accusa distrugge il rapporto tra la sorella maggiore di Briony e il fidanzato. (fonte: Wikipedia)
  MemorialeSardoShoah | Apr 14, 2020 |
Basato sul romanzo best seller di Ian McEwan (2001), questo film della seconda guerra mondiale comprende 4 parti e racconta una storia di amore tragico. Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley), una giovane aristocratica inglese e Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), figlio promettente della governante, laureata a Oxford, grazie alla generosità del padre di Cecilia, sono legati l'un l'altro nonostante la loro differenza nella classe sociale. Poco dopo che i due rivelano i loro sentimenti reciproci, sono costretti a subire le conseguenze di una bugia infantile: la sorella minore di Cecilia, Briony, che pensa di vedere Robbie maltrattare sua sorella. Per realizzare questa interpretazione errata, alcune scene del film sono mostrate più volte da prospettive diverse: la prospettiva di Briony e la prospettiva reale. Espiazione ha inaugurato il Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia del 2007 (il regista 35enne Joe Wright 35 è stato il più giovane regista ad aver aperto questo prestigioso festival) e il Vancouver International Film Festival del 2007. Miglior vincitore del film drammatico.
  MemorialSardoShoahDL | Mar 5, 2018 |
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Wright, JoeDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hampton, ChristopherScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Blethyn, BrendaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cumberbatch, BenedictActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garai, RomolaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, PatrickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knightley, Keirasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mackay, AilidhActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marianelli, DarioMusicsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McAvoy, Jamessecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McEwan, IanOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, Vanessasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ronan, Saoirsesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walter, Harrietsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
West, JuliaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Cecilia Tallis: I love you. I'll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.
Robbie Turner: [voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.
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Please do not combine Ian McEwan's original novel, Atonement, and the film treatment of that work. Thank you.
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