Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star in this smouldering adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel in which three young lives are changed forever on the hottest day in 1935. With Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave and Brenda Blethyn
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house.
Watching Cecilia is their housekeepers son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.
By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever.
Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girls scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life.
From the director of Pride & Prejudice and based on the novel by Ian McEwan comes "the best British film in years" , Sunday Times.
"As close to perfect as a movie can get" , Daily Mirror.
"An Essential" 5 Stars - Empire
Running Time: 123 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 4 Feb. 2008
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