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Two weeks ago, Franka Potente (Copper) entered the Briar Cliff Manor, claiming to be Anne Frank (yes, That Anne Frank) and that Dr. Arden (played creepily by James Cromwell) was a Nazi war criminal, who performed experiments on young girls. That’s just a sliver of this wild, disturbing and unsettling season of American Horror Story: Asylum has in store for viewers.
Potente who is still fondly remembered for her starring role in Run Lola Run, saw more exposure with roles in Blow and the Jason Bourne films. Brief stints on The Shield, House M.D. and Psych opened television to her and she is currently a regular on BBC America’s Copper, which just got picked up for Season 2. Potente is also working on her first fiction novel. We recently spoke briefly with Potente on a conference call about this juicy role and some of the elements about Ahs that make it so compelling. »
- Ernie Estrella
Of all the insane things we've seen so far in "American Horror Story: Asylum" -- aliens, Bloody Face, surgically-mutated Chloe Sevigny -- Franka Potente's character ranks right up there with the craziest.
Potente checked in to the "Asylum" this week as a mysterious new inmate claiming to be Anne Frank (as in the Anne Frank) and insisting that the asylum's creepy Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) is actually a Nazi who performed hideous experiments in a Holocaust concentration camp. She's so convincing that even Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) starts to believe her.
After that disturbing final scene revealing exactly what Arden had done to Sevigny's poor character Shelley, we're starting to believe Anne too. But the biggest twists are yet to come: all will be revealed in next week's episode, "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2."
On a conference call to promote her arc on the series, Potente spoke about her »
Release Date: Digital download Oct. 23, 2012, physical CD Nov. 6, 2012
Format: Audio CD and digital download
Number of Discs: 1 (23 tracks, approx. 1.2 hours)
Label: WaterTower Music
Summary: WaterTower Music will release the Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all digital retailers on October 23, with a physical CD release to follow on November 6. The original music was composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Tykwer also shares screenwriting and directing credits with filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, in bringing David Mitchell’s best-selling novel to the big screen in the October 26th release Cloud Atlas.
Music is a central part of the Cloud Atlas story, particularly in one sequence of the film’s narrative involving a young composer who struggles to complete his life’s work, entitled The Cloud Atlas Sextet. This musical theme then recurs »
- Erin Willard
Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer is not only a talented writer and filmmaker, but he also knows how to weave his own music into his films. The orchestral original soundtrack for the upcoming sci-fi fantasy epic, composed by Tykwer and his longtime scoring partners, will be out digitally Oct. 23 and on CD Nov. 6 in a 23-track set, EW can exclusively confirm.
The movie, based on David Mitchell’s novel, spans 500 years and stars a long litany of A-listers such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant in multiple roles snaking through six different eras ranging from 1849 to 1973 to 2346. The »
- Solvej Schou
"Cloud Atlas" is a fitfully entertaining mess of a movie that one can watch with both open-mouthed amazement and occasional amusement. Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer both burst upon the international film scene with lively, splashy entertainments (“Bound” and the first “Matrix” movie for the Wachowskis, “Run Lola Run” for Tykwer), then quickly seemed to get bogged down in ever-more-lugubrious films and outright misfires (the follow-up “Matrix” films, “V for Vendetta,” “Speed Racer” for the Wachowskis, “The Princess and the Warrior,” “Heaven,” “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” for Tykwer). Their first combined effort, “Cloud Atlas,” adapts David Mitchell’s multi-story, multi-style novel, into its own even more complexly woven narrative, whose dozen main actors re-appear as different characters in successive time frames, »
- Meredith Brody
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