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Atonement / An Education - DVD Boxset
Atonement:On the ho...
show morettest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia (Kiera Knightley) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), 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 girl's scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life.An EducationIt's 1961 and attractive, bright 16 year old schoolgirl, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is poised on the brink of womanhood, dreaming of a rarefied, Gauloise-scented existence as she sings along to Juliette Greco in her Twickenham bedroom. Stifled by the tediu, of adolescent routine, Jenny can't wait for adult life to begin.Meanwhile, she's a diligent student, excelling in every subjectexcept the Latin that her father is convinced will land her the place she dreams of at Oxford University.One rainy day, her suburtan life is upended by the arrival of an unsuitable suitor, 30-ish David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David instantly unseats Jenny's stammering schoolboy admirer, Graham (Matthew Beard). To her frank amazement, he even manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour) and effortlessly overcomes any instinctive onjections to their daughter's older, Jewish suitor.Very quickly, David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacous Helen. David replaces Jenny's traditional education with his own version, picking her up from school in his Bristol roadster and whisking her off to art auctions and smokey clubs..Under the pretext of an introduction to C.S. Lewis, David arranges to take Jenny on a weekend jaunt to Oxford with Danny and Helen. Later, using an ingenious mixture of flattery and fibbery, he persuades her parents to allow him to take their only daughter to Paris for her 17th birthday. David suggests that his "Aunt Helen" will once again act as a chaperone. Jack and Marjorie do not know that Jenny has chosen the date and place to lose her virginity.Paris is all that Jenny imagined it would be... On her return to Twickenham, Jenny's school friends are thrilled with her newfound sophistication but her teachers are deeply disappointed that her prize pupil seems determined to throw away her evident gifts and certain chance of higher education.Just as the family's long-held dream of gettin their brillian daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.Will David be the making of Jenny or her undoing?show less