On my most recent visit to Universal Studios Hollywood to peruse their latest collection of original costumes and props on display on July 30, 2013, I spied this period nurse outfit and broken vase from the 2007 tragic war romance, Atonement, and realised I had an unopened DVD of the movie sitting in a pile of others waiting to be seen.
In 1935 James McAvoy and Keira Knightley play young lovers, 'Robbie' and 'Cecelia', who are caught in a compromising situation in the library by her younger sister 'Briony', played by Saoirse Ronan. Confused about her emotions she later accuses Robbie of sexually assaulting her cousin in the woods, which sees him sent off to prison and subsequently drafted by the army for the war.
Three and a half years after Robbie is accused of the crime, before he's shipped off to the French front, he and Cecelia, who is now estranged from her family, meet again and renew their love for each other when she is serving in the nursing corps at St. Thomas Hospital in London.
Sadly things do not end well for the couple, but I don't want to spoil things for those who've not seen the film, although Briony comes to regret her lie and tries to atone for her mistake when she grows up to be a famous author.
Buy the movie: Atonement [Blu-ray]