Film - Atonement (2007)
When Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) catches her sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a passionate embrace with their servant’s son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), she misinterprets what is happening out of her own infatuation with Robbie. Her lie grows and results in Robbie’s imprisonment and eventual enlistment into the army in the midst of World War II. An older Briony joins the war effort as a nurse and, upon realizing her youthful error, seeks to reconcile with her estranged sister and with the man whose life she destroyed. Based on the 2001 novel by Ian McEwan, this film continues our series of films based on books.