Everything is connected. Past, present, future. What you do in your life has consequences beyond what you may have imagined. Every decision you make may be important. Fear, belief and love are all phenomena that determine the course of our lives. And much, it seems, is determined by forces that were set in action long ago.
Cloud Atlas, an amazingly epic film based on David Mitchell’s best-selling 2004 novel of the same name, explores all of these themes and more. Part action film, part sci-fi, part romance, part drama and part mystery, Cloud Atlas is a 3-hour experience with multiple story lines that all weave together over the course of time. One soul is shaped from a killer into a hero. An act of kindness ripples across centuries.
Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. By each crime and every goodness we birth our future.
From the creators of the Matrix Trilogy¸ Cloud Atlas was written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. Cloud Atlas features an ensemble cast, most of whom play multiple characters in various time periods. Starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, the cast also includes Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant.
Cloud Atlas premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation. The film is scheduled for release in both conventional and IMAX theatres on October 26, 2012 by Warner Bros. Pictures.