|Director:||Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan|
|Writer:||Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton|
|Producer:||Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster|
The year is 1935, and as the summer heat takes hold, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis watches her older sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley), get undressed and go frolicking in the garden fountain on her family's country estate. The housekeeper's son, Robbie (James McAvoy), a childhood friend and recent Cambridge graduate, also witnesses the innocent act. When Robbie and Cecilia subsequently cross a particularly sensitive boundary and the scheming Briony accuses Robbie of an unspeakable transgression for which the boy is wholly innocent, the repercussions of her unfounded claim threaten to affect all three for decades to come.