Keira Knightley (Love Actually) and James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) star in this extraordinary film from the Director of Pride & Prejudice. Through a series of catastrophic misunderstandings, Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) is accused of a crime he did not commit. This accusationdestroys Robbie and Cecilia's (Keira Knightley) new found love and dramatically alters the course of their lives. A sweeping romance that is both captivating and deeply moving.
Book and DVD, Packaged together Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, Atonement opens in England in 1935, on the hottest day of the year. In the looming shadow of World War II, Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous Victorian Gothic mansion. As the family gathers for the weekend, the combination of the oppressive heat and long suppressed emotions coming to the surface create an ominous sense of threat and danger. Briony, a fledgling writer, is a girl with a vivid imagination. Through a series of catastrophic misunderstandings she accuses Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the housekeepers son, and lover of her sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley) of a crime he did not commit. This accusation destroys Robbie and Cecilias new found love and dramatically alters the course of all their lives.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.