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Cloud Atlas (2012)

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Cloud Atlas is a movie starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant. 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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor / Zachry
... Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym
... Captain Molyneux / Vyvyan Ayrs / Timothy Cavendish / Korean Musician / Prescient 2
... Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie
... Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megan's Dad / Highlander / Hae-Joo Chang / Adam (Zachry's Brother-in-Law)
... Tilda / Megan's Mom / Mexican Woman / Sonmi-451 / Sonmi-351 / Sonmi Prostitute
... Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman
... Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient
... Young Rufus Sixsmith / Old Rufus Sixsmith / Nurse James / Archivist
... Talbot (Hotel Manager) / Yoona-939 / Rose
... Autua / Lester Rey / Duophysite
... Madame Horrox / Older Ursula / Yusouf Suleiman / Abbess
... Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks / Denholme Cavendish / Seer Rhee / Kona Chief
... Old Salty Dog / Mr. Meeks / Prescient 1
... Mr. Boerhaave / Guard / Leary the Healer
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Everything Is Connected


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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,612,247, 28 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,108,272, 7 July 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,482,868, 7 July 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The propellers used on the truck, in which Sonmi-451 and Hae-Joo Chang escape, are the same as the ones used on the ships that appear in The Matrix (1999) See more »

Goofs

In the Luisa Rey Mystery, an "orange hand" DON'T WALK sign can be seen. These did not exist in 1973. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zachry: [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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Chimhyang Moo
Written by Byeong-ki Hwang (as Byungki Hwang)
Performed by Byeong-ki Hwang (as Byungki Hwang)
Taken from the album Chimyang Moo (CNLR0903-2)
Courtesy of C&L Music, Inc.
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Quite the Epic
18 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I were able to see an advanced showing of Cloud Atlas last night at The Chicago International Film Festival. I will say that I was thrilled to see this movie from the moment I saw the initial trailer release. I am a huge fan of movies that are epic in nature and are rather daring by taking on the task of time lines that may span a millennia.

I will not provide any spoilers but I will say that the film is truly grand in scope and as you may have deduced from the trailer, the film time span passes through hundreds of years and includes many characters and story lines that are interwoven or overlap.

I cannot say enough about the performances in the film. From top to bottom, everyone displays amazing performances. Hugo Weaving obviously is a show stopper in several scenes. The make-up and costume design will throw even the seasoned film-goer off as the transitions made by these characters are nothing short of spectacular. I cannot see another film coming close to being in the same category for the Oscar in Costume and Make-Up.

The visuals and the score of the movie were the biggest takeaways for me. There were moments that reminded me of Blade Runner mixed with Out of Africa. There are a large number of stories within the film, some large and some small, but many strong enough to be individual films themselves. That being said with the long running time of the film, almost 3 hours, coupled with the multitude of story lines and the very numerous edits, the film can be a daunting task for even a seasoned viewer. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't fighting to pay close attention to every detail to the first hour of the film to understand what was happening. The first 10 minutes alone caused me some confusion.

This film will not be for everyone due to its complexity and length, but for those who are true fans of films this epic in nature will truly appreciate the film. I very much look forward to another viewing of the film and encourage everyone to see the film at least once.

Cheers


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