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Cloud Atlas (2012)
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Cloud Atlas (2012) The reincarnation of a soul travels through time beginning with the diary of a potential slave-owner voyaging across the Pacific in 1849, then a talented composer writing letters to his lover in the Britain's 1930s, followed by a reporter investigating a corrupt case about a US nuclear power-plant in the 1970s, succeeded by a publisher's comical entrapment in a nursing home in 2012, followed by a clone's thrilling escape and rebellion in 2144's Korea, and finally a tribesman fighting cannibals in Hawaii in a post-apocalyptic world past 2300. Each story challenges the corrupt norms of the time, changing the course of history, and shaping the future through acts of kindness, big and small.

Title: Cloud Atlas
Runtime: 172 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Spanish
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Buried.com Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use

Tom Tykwer
Andy Wachowski
Lana Wachowski

Tom Hanks ...Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs...
Halle Berry ...Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian...
Jim Broadbent ...Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish...
Hugo Weaving ...Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke...
Jim Sturgess ...Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megan's Dad /...
Doona Bae ...Tilda / Megan's Mom / Mexican Woman / Sonmi-451...
Ben Whishaw ...Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk /...
Keith David ...Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient
James D'Arcy ...Young Rufus Sixsmith / Old Rufus Sixsmith / Nurse...
Xun Zhou ...Talbot / Yoona-939 / Rose
David Gyasi ...Autua / Lester Rey / Duophysite
Susan Sarandon ...Madame Horrox / Older Ursula / Yusouf Suleiman...
Hugh Grant ...Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks...
Robert Fyfe ...Old Salty Dog / Mr. Meeks / Prescient 1
Martin Wuttke ...Mr. Boerhaave / Guard / Leary the Healer
Robin Morrissey ...Young Cavendish
Brody Nicholas Lee ...Javier Gomez / Jonas / Zachry's Older Nephew...
Ian van Temperley ...Enforcer
Amanda Walker ...Veronica
Ralph Riach ...Ernie
Andrew Havill ...Mr. Hotchkiss
Tanja de Wendt ...Mrs. Hotchkiss
Raevan Lee Hanan ...Little Girl with Orison at Papa Song's / Catkin...
Götz Otto ...Groundsman Withers
Niall Greig Fulton ...Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2 / Mozza Hoggins
Louis Dempsey ...Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 3 / Jarvis Hoggins
Martin Docherty ...Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4 / Eddie Hoggins
Alistair Petrie ...Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 1 / Musician / Felix...
Zhu Zhu ...Megan Sixsmith / 12th Star Clone
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5 / Nurse Judd /...

» [more cast members]

Stefan Arndt
Alex Boden
David Brown
José Luis Escolar
Grant Hill
Lora Kennedy
Philip Lee
Marcus Loges
Roberto Malerba
Gigi Oeri
Alexander Rodnyansky
Uwe Schott
Pearry Reginald Teo
Tom Tykwer
Alexander van Duelmen
Andy Wachowski
Lana Wachowski

David Mitchell
Lana Wachowski
Tom Tykwer
Andy Wachowski

Reinhold Heil
Johnny Klimek
Tom Tykwer

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Movie Trivia:
  • In 2005, while on the London set of V for Vendetta, Natalie Portman gave a copy of the original novel to Lana Wachowski, who became deeply interested in it. A year later, both Wachowski siblings wrote a first draft of the screenplay. Tom Tykwer, a friend of the Wachowskis, was invited to co-author several subsequent drafts with them in the following two years, constantly keeping in mind observations by the book's author himself, David Mitchell, while looking for international investors. In all those years, Portman was promised the role of Sonmi-451, but had to turn down the role at the last minute after becoming pregnant in 2010. However, she is given a special thanks in the closing credits.
  • Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski directed the 1849, 2144 and 2321 segments of the film. Tom Tykwer directed the 1936, 1973 and 2012 segments.
  • All cast members have several roles in the final film, spanning different times, races and even sexes. This was achieved through prosthetics, wardrobe and tight production times to switch actors between units. For instance, Halle Berry described the experience of filming as a Jewish woman in the 1930s under the direction of Tom Tykwer one day, then switching to an old tribal woman under the helm of the Wachowski siblings, and then again as a environmentalist in the 1970s, all in the same week.
  • The whole film was shot with two parallel filming units, one under the helm of Tom Tykwer and the other under the direction of the Wachowski siblings, sharing no crew members beside the cast and the directors themselves.
  • While on the set of this movie, Tom Hanks started calling the Wachowski siblings "Mom and Dad" because they worked so well together and as leaders of the cast and crew.
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