An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future.Written by
Timothy Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) tells Dermott (Tom Hanks) to consider Herman Melville, whose novel "Moby Dick" was dismissed while he was alive, but celebrated highly after his death. Ben Whishaw (who plays Frobisher) played Herman Melville in In the Heart of the Sea (2015). See more »
John Gardner's "Win, Lose or Die" is seen on the 1973 bookshelf of Luisa Rey during the conversation with Joe Napier. This book was first published in 1989. The same bookshelf contains The Defector by Howard Reynolds, which was published in 1987. See more »
[shivering beside the fire]
Oh, lonesome night. And babbits bawling, the wind biting the bone. Wind like this... full of voices. Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories, all voices tied up into one. One voice differing. One voice, whispering out there, spying from the dark. The fangy devil, Old Georgie hisself. Mm. Now your ear up close, and I'll yarn you about the first time we met, eye to eye.
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When a montage is shown of all the characters the actors are playing, the font of the names changes with each time period. See more »
it is the first conclusion. for a lot of motives: to discover an impossible adaptation, to admire high coherence of a mix of different stories who become one, to enjoy by the performance of a great cast . to understand the rules of history, to open a large window to the future, to be impressed by splendid images , to travel across the genres and periods for see again basic truth. short, one of films who represents a wonderful show. and little more. a fresco who gives lines to define the life not only as adventure but as battle to conquer your sense. it is unfair to describe it. and, maybe, impossible. because, after the credits, the beauty of a story who seems be just a firework is the most precious gift of the large team who create this spectacular work. because the beauty, in the case of Cloud Atlas has so many meanings. and nuances.
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