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The film opens in England in 1935, on the hottest day of the year.

In the looming looming: see mirage.  shadow of World War II, Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous Victorian Gothic Victorian Gothic refers to a revival style that used medieval architectural forms, and took place during the reign of the British monarch Victoria I. Her reign lasted from 20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901.  mansion.

As the family gathers for the weekend, the combination of the oppressive heat and long suppressed emotions coming to the surface create an ominous sense of threat and danger.

Briony, a fledgling writer, is a girl with a vivid imagination.

Through a series of catastrophic misunderstandings, she accuses Robbie Turner Robert "Robbie" Turner (born September 18, 1966 in Ripon) was a professional footballer who played as a striker for Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Hartlepool United, Bristol Rovers, Wimbledon, Bristol City, Plymouth Argyle, Notts County, Shrewsbury Town, Exeter City, Cambridge , the housekeeper's son and lover of her sister Cecilia, of a crime he did not commit.

This accusation A formal criminal charge against a person alleged to have committed an offense punishable by law, which is presented before a court or a magistrate having jurisdiction to inquire into the alleged crime.  destroys Robbie and Cecilia's new found love and dramatically alters the course of all their lives.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 5, 2007
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