Fantasy / Adventure / Drama
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tyk
Running time: 172 mins Released: 22nd February 2013
Web site: cloudatlas.warnerbros.com
About Cloud Atlas
A fantastical exploration of how the actions of individuals can affect the lives of others in the past, present and future across continents and societies. A young American lawyer helps a slave in the 1800s; a musican working as a personal assistant to a composer 100 years later finds the lawyer's diary; a journalist in the 1970s investigates a conspiracy involving a nuclear reactor; in the future, Earth is overrun with cannibals and people have devolved into primitive ways of living. All of these stories are connected and the characters are played by the same band of actors including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving, although the CGI and make-up tricks used to change their age, gender and ethnicity can be somewhat distracting.