15 certificateCloud Atlas is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Cloud Atlas is a 4 star programme

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

Directed by
Tom Tykwer
Lana Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski

A top cast including Oscar winners Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent star in multiple roles in this ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's sprawling, thought-provoking bestseller.

The threads of six engrossing storylines are woven together in an epic tapestry which spans almost half a millennium of love, destiny, progress and regression. Tumbling back and forth between a 19th century slave-trading world, 1930s Cambridgeshire, 1970s San Francisco, modern Britain and a distant post-apocalyptic future, the almighty story deals with themes of reincarnation and the meaning of humankind as history relentlessly repeats itself, throwing the same souls together one generation after the next.

The Wachowskis, who have already dealt with big budget philosophical ideas in The Matrix Trilogy, team up with German director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and attempt the impossible by lifting Mitchell's abundant tale from its pages.

The lengthy product of their efforts is captivating from start to finish, bringing the best out of its cast as they tackle roles requiring changes in age, gender and even ethnicity amid impressive prosthetics and eye-popping sets and CGI. It's a film that is sure to stir the grey matter into action, and builds to a climax that brings all the segments together in thrilling unison.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 180 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tom HanksTom Hanks...Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Manager/Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor/Zachry
Image for Halle BerryHalle Berry...Native Woman/Jocasta Ayrs/Luisa Rey/Indian Party Guest/Ovid/Meronym
Image for Jim BroadbentJim Broadbent...Cap. Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musician/Prescient 2
Image for Hugo WeavingHugo Weaving...Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boardman Mephi/Old Georgie
Image for Jim SturgessJim Sturgess...Adam Ewing/Poor Hotel Guest/Megan's Dad/Highlander/Hae-Joo Chang/Adam Zachry's Brother-in-Law
Doona Bae...Tilda/Megan's Mom/Mexican Woman/Sonmi-451/Sonmi-351/Sonmi Prostitute
Image for Ben WhishawBen Whishaw...Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman
Image for Keith DavidKeith David...Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-kor Apis/Prescient
James D'Arcy...Young Rufus Sixsmith/Old Rufus Sixsmith/Nurse James/Archivist
Xun Zhou...Talbot/Yoona-939/Rose
David Gyasi...Autua/Lester Rey/Duophysite
Image for Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon...Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess
Image for Hugh GrantHugh Grant...Rev. Giles Horrox/Hotel Heavy/Lloyd Hooks/Denholme Cavendish/Seer Rhee/Kona Chief
Robert Fyfe...Old Salty Dog/Mr. Meeks/Prescient 1
Martin Wuttke...Mr. Boerhaave/Guard/Leary the Healer