|On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse) sees her sister Cecilia (Keira) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner (James), her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witness mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.|
|The film was filmed May 2006 - August 2006 on location around the UK. |
It premiered in the UK on the 7th September 2007 and the USA on 4th January 2008.
There have been many award Nominations for the film, the most significant to date being a Golden Globe win for "Best Motion Picture - Drama".
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