When Briony Tallis, 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They paid for his time at Cambridge and now he plans on going to medical school. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter intended for Cecilia and concludes that Robbie is a deviant. When her cousin Lola is raped, she tells the police that it was Robbie she saw committing the deed when in fact it was a visitor to the estate. –IMDb
An English director adept in adapting literary drama and giving it a breathtaking, cinematic pulse – made all the more surprising because of his battle with dyslexia in his youth – Joe Wright broke out of British television with his critically acclaimed and award nominated take on the Jane Austen classic, “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). Praised for his insistence on a sense of movement and realism in a genre long considered stuffy and reserved, Wright continued his success in adapting period source material with “Atonement” (2007), a sweeping epic based on the award-winning novel by British contemporary Ian McEwan. Wright was quickly embraced by critics after the film’s triumphant debut at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival, marking the young director as an emerging talent of the highest caliber.
Wright was born in 1972 in London, England. He grew up in a creative household – his parents founded a puppet company called The Little Angel Theatre. Wright always kept his eye… read more
I feel obliged to give this film 3 stars as the scene on the beach is filmed in my hometown. But overall the movie is flawed but it is quite enjoyable in parts.
I've really missed some scenes from the book,like when Robbie is entering barefoot in the house, how Cecilia changed her dresses until she found the right one and also the ending.I would rather done it differently, more bookish, especially captured the scene by the dining table when old Briony is witnessing new adaptation of her first drama play by new generations of the Tallis and Quinceys,which is full of emotions
After 3 years, my thoughts on the film have changed very little. It is still cinematically beautiful, with its understated symbolism and honest (though somewhat lacking) evocation of wartime Britain. It is also still emotionally shallow and unengaging, with sympathies being forced rather than earned, and leaving motives unsatisfyingly unexplored (as well as an unyielding fixation on Knightley's shoulder blades).
Mélo complexe et charismatique
Avec une narration assez sophistiquée, une caméra qui fait attention aux détails, aux lumières, et une bande son qui rend le toucher, Reviens-moi est une histoire… read review
Well… sebagai salah satu film yang menjadi front-runner Best Picture Oscar tahun ini, walaupun pada akhirnya harus pasrah didiemin oleh para dewan juri, Atonement memang menunjukkan kualitas yang menawan… read review