Keira Knightley (Cecilia) on the set of Atonement (Category: IIB). Directed by Joe Wright, the film also stars James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan. Photo: Alex Bailey/Universal Studios

Film review: Atonement - epic story of romance and the chaos of war

Joe Wright has brilliantly conveyed epic scope of Ian McEwan's novel about a doomed romance, the power of storytelling and early days of second world war. Scenes of ruined Dunkirk as Allied soldiers wait for evacuation among most memorable screen moments of the year

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Keira Knightley (Cecilia) on the set of Atonement (Category: IIB). Directed by Joe Wright, the film also stars James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan. Photo: Alex Bailey/Universal Studios
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