Top 5 Atonement Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Atonement facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Atonement film message.

When Briony is watching Robbie's arrest, she is looking through a stained-glass window depicting Matilda, a patron saint of the falsely accused.

The lamps are symbolizing the journey/fate of the sisters. When Briony starts her journey towards the light (atoning after what she did) the lamps are switching behind her and it gets bright. When Cecilia dies the lamps are switching off, leading her to the dark (death).
The lamps are symbolizing the journey/fate of the sisters. When Briony starts her journey towards the light (atoning after what she did) the lamps are switching behind her and it gets bright. When Cecilia dies the lamps are switching off, leading her to the dark (death).

Atonement Trivia

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  1. Both begins and ends with a shot of Briony's dollhouse. [Explanation in comments]

Atonement Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Robbie keeps on finding girls lying in the grass
    Robbie keeps on finding girls lying in the grass
  • 1 - The track name for the part of the score that plays while Robbie is typing up the letter to Cecilia is "Cee, You and Tea". Spelled phonetically, that is...
    The track name for the part of the score that plays while Robbie is typing up the letter to Cecilia is "Cee, You and Tea". Spelled phonetically, that is...
Atonement poster
Atonement poster

Atonement Plot

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Atonement. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Director Joe Wright
Stars Saoirse Ronan, Ailidh Mackay, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West
IMDB score 7.8