On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives-together with her precocious literary gifts-brings about a crime that will change all their lives.
- Joe Wright.....Director
- Saoirse Ronan.....Briony Tallis - Age 13
- Ailidh Mackay.....Singing Housemaid
- Brenda Blethyn.....Grace Turner
- Julia West.....Betty
- James McAvoy.....Robbie Turner
- Harriet Walter.....Emily Tallis