Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. Many folks have already identified the various roles, but this is a complete cast breakdown. ", In a 2017 interview, Jim Broadbent called the film "great to do" and "fantastic".  Although all three shot scenes together when permitted by the schedule, the Wachowskis mostly directed the 19th-century story and the two set in the future, while Tykwer directed the stories set in the 1930s, the 1970s, and 2012. We walked away thinking, this movie is dead but somehow, it's alive and we're going to make it. Skip to main content. Filming & Production Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. " Village Voice and Time Magazine both named Cloud Atlas the worst film of 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_%28film%29 Easily the best film of 2012. The song in the last part is "Outro" from M83's album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. (uncredited), Board Member / , The film was meant to be shot in chronological order; however, Berry broke her foot two days before she was supposed to start filming. Sonmi makes a public broadcast of her revelations before the authorities attack, killing Hae-Joo and recapturing Sonmi. Halle Berry, 54 3. The main character in each story is indicated in bold.  According to Berry, the character of Ovid she plays in the 2144 storyline was originally meant to be a female character played by Tom Hanks, until the directors felt that Ovid was a logical part of the journey of the soul played by Berry. Tom Hanks, 64 2. From all over the globe. [...] [If] you are the one with knowledge of the "into" language, do what works. She might know about life from... Boom-Sook Kim. Tom Hanks. Cloud Atlas is a 2012 epic science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Prescients use nuclear powered ships and remnants of high technology, but are dying from a plague. And then once he said he was getting on the plane, basically everyone said, 'Well, Tom's on the plane, we're on the plane.' Hugh Grant, 60 4. " Jon Broxton of Movie Music UK wrote, "Scores like Cloud Atlas, which have an important and identifiable structure that relates directly to concepts in the film, intelligent and sophisticated application of thematic elements, and no small amount of beauty, harmony and excitement in the music itself, reaffirm your faith in what film music can be when it's done right. Cloud Atlas is a relatively simple movie disguised as a complex mess. He really took care of me. , On 25 October 2012, after the premiere at Toronto (and despite the standing ovation it received there), Lilly Wachowski[a] stated as "soon as [critics] encounter a piece of art they don't fully understand the first time going through it, they think it's the fault of the movie or the work of art. ... Is this the stuff of Oscars? She tracks down Frobisher's obscure sextet in a record store. Cloud Atlas Fans Also Viewed Magic Mike. When asked whether I mind the changes made during the adaptation of, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, International Film Music Critics Association, International Film Music Critics Association Awards, St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association, Washington D. C. 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Cast. Filmmaker Tom Tykwer revealed in January 2009 his intent to adapt the novel and said he was working on a screenplay with the Wachowskis, who optioned the novel. Warner Bros. had the distribution rights but it wasn't one of their own, so I think it might have been [marketed] harder if it was. A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Mya-Lecia Naylor starred as Miro in Cloud Atlas in 2012 with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Cloud Atlas: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. In the Chatham Islands, 1849, American lawyer Adam Ewing witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua. They will call it messy, or complicated, or undecided whether it's trying to say something New Agey-profound or not. " Daniel Schweiger selected the score as one of the best soundtracks of 2012, writing that "Cloud Atlas is an immense sum total of not only the human experience, but of mankind's capacity for musical self-realization itself, all as embodied in a theme for the ages.  Warner Bros. distributed the film in the United States & Canada and the United Kingdom, and Focus Features International handled sales and distribution for other territories. ", Halle Berry stated in an interview "It would be impossible to explain what I really feel or think about the film. He is killed by Hooks's hitman, Bill Smoke, before he can give her a report as proof. On a distant planet, Zachry is married to Meronym and recounts the story to his grandchildren.  The film ultimately grossed $27,108,272 in the U.S. and $103,374,596 internationally for a total of $130,482,868. ", Some German journalists called it "the first attempt at a German blockbuster". Even as I was watching Cloud Atlas the first time, I knew I would need to see it again. Parents need to know that Cloud Atlas-- the Wachowskis' massive sci-fi epic that takes place over six time periods, with several actors (including Tom Hanks and Halle Berry) playing roles in each -- has strong fantasy violence, including bloody attacks and battles with both guns and blades. She occasionally intervenes in feuds between her husband and Robert Frobisher. Narrated by: Scott Brick , Cassandra Campbell , Kim Mai Guest , Kirby Heyborne , John Lee , Richard Matthews. In San Francisco, 1973, journalist Luisa Rey meets Sixsmith, now a nuclear physicist. , The directors stated that due to lack of finance, the film was almost abandoned several times. Other cast members who appear in more than one segment include Martin Wuttke, Brody Nicholas Lee, Alistair Petrie, and Sylvestra Le Touzel. It fascinates in the moment. The "Big Island" and "Pacific Islands" stories were shot on Majorca, mostly in the World Heritage site of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. " James Rocchi of MSN Movies stated "It is so full of passion and heart and empathy that it feels completely unlike any other modern film in its range either measured through scope of budget or sweep of action. Felix Finch / From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic drama "Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. " "Every single time, Tom Hanks was the first who said, 'I'm getting on the plane.' Aide in Slaughtership, Ursula's Mother / A child actor who appeared alongside Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas was killed by misadventure at her family home, an inquest has …  He also supported the changes from the novel, impressed by how the Wachowskis and Tykwer successfully disassembled the structure of the book for the needs of the movie. I was shaking. Frobisher reads from Ewing's journal among the books at Ayrs's mansion. Zachry and Catkin join Meronym and the Prescients as their ship leaves Big Island. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Jim Broadbent star as part of an ensemble cast. . Home; Parenting; Food and Dining; Humankind; Problem Solved; Facebook Twitter Email It has a Russian doll structure.  Actor Hugh Grant joined the cast days before the start of filming; he was originally supposed to have only five roles, but asked the Wachowskis for a sixth one, and subsequently was also cast as Denholme Cavendish in the 2012 storyline. Cast (in credits order) verified as complete. Timothy's brother, Denholme, tells him to hide at Aurora House. Rey finds Frobisher's letters to Sixsmith, just as Frobisher had found Ewing's journal earlier. " She talked about playing characters belonging to other ethnicities, and playing a male: "This is so poignant for an actor and someone like me, to be able to shed my skin... you know, to do something that I would have never been able to do. In London, 2012, gangster Dermot Hoggins murders a critic after a harsh review of his memoir, generating huge sales. I was never, ever bored by Cloud Atlas.  Warner Bros. Pictures representatives agreed to the film's 172-minute running time, after previously stating that it should not exceed 150 minutes. , Filming began at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, on 16 September 2011, the base camp for the production. The first … Tom said this unabashed, enthusiastic 'Yes!' Company Credits And, sadly, Cloud Atlas never really found the audience it deserved. J. Jim Sturgess. The film contains approximately two hours of original music. He would bring me coffee and soup and just stay with me during breaks in shooting because it was difficult for me to move around, especially at the beginning [...] I basically had to be helped back to my chair after every take, but you learn to adapt to the situation. Yet instead of defining one sound for every era, Klimek, Heil and Tykwer seamlessly merge their motifs across the ages to give Cloud Atlas its rhythms, blending orchestra, pulsating electronics, choruses and a soaring salute to John Adams in an astonishing, captivating score that eventually becomes all things for all personages ..." Erin Willard of ScifiMafia said that it was "cinematic, symphonic, and simply, utterly, exquisitely beautiful ... in the wrong hands the opening theme, which is picked up periodically throughout the entire soundtrack, could easily have become cloying or twee or sappy, but happily this hazard was avoided entirely. Autua stows away on Ewing's ship and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. In May 2011, Variety reported that it had a production budget of $140 million. He kills the sleeping Kona chief and rescues Catkin before he and Meronym fight off the other tribesmen. Musician / The trio worked together for years as Pale 3, composing music for several films directed by Tykwer, most notably Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, and The International, and contributing music to the Wachowskis' The Matrix Revolutions. | And so everyone flew [to Berlin to begin the film]. To borrow Churchill's description of Russia, "it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Indian Party Guest / Main characters die, and one commits suicide. , The film has had polarized reactions from both critics and audiences, who debated its length and editing of the interwoven stories, but praised other aspects such as its cinematography, score, visual style, ensemble cast, and ambition. The Cloud Atlas soundtrack received critical acclaim. Papa Song Guest Now that I've seen it the second time, I know I'd like to see it a third time — but I no longer believe repeated viewings will solve anything. OUR SETTINGS Jocasta is the wife of Vyvyan Ayrs.  Other German locations include the city of Düsseldorf and the Saxon Switzerland landscape, furthermore sets  in and near Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, and the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spain. Sonmi-451 is Cloud Atlas's most fascinating, most iconic, and most didactic character. | The film, at its heart, is about little more than the everlasting vitality of life, and the unbreakable human will to survive. Who knows? , It was released on 26 October 2012 in the United States. | which put our heart back together.  Michael Cieply of The New York Times commented on the film "You will have to decide for yourself whether it works. Nurse Judd /  In 2013, he stated "I've seen it three times now and discovered, I swear to God, different, profound things with each viewing. Jocasta's full name is revealed to be Jocasta van Outryve de Crommelynck; she had not changed her last name when marrying Ayrs. Every time I've done something outside the genre of light comedy, the film fails to find an audience at the box office.  By April 2011, the Wachowskis joined Tykwer in co-directing the film. From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic drama “Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.  The budget was updated to $100 million. Ben Whishaw, 40 7. She is exposed to ideas of rebellion by another fabricant, Yoona-939, who has obtained a clip of the movie about Cavendish's involuntary institutionalization.  MANAA President Guy Aoki also called the lack of blackface being used to portray black characters a double standard. , A six-minute trailer, accompanied by a short introduction by the three directors describing the ideas behind the creation of the film, was released on 26 July 2012. [they are] people who really love cinema. Absolutely. I heard, 'Are you saying the movie is dead?' Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, (written for the screen by) (as Andy Wachowski), Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2 /  The filmmakers secured approximately $20 million from the German government, including €10 million ($11.8 million) from the German Federal Film Fund [de] (DFFF), €100,000 ($118,000) development funding and €1.5 million ($1.8 million) from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, a German funder, as part of their plans to film at Studio Babelsberg later in 2011. It's that kind of picture. Writings from characters in prior storylines are found in future storylines. Alistair Petrie, 50 Cloud Atlas Popularity Movie #3388. Hae-Joo is the Unionman who shows Sonmi what it means to be alive. However, the film was eventually produced with a US$128.5 million net budget provided by independent sources, making it one of the most expensive independent films ever produced.  It received several nominations at the Saturn Awards (which focus on science fiction, fantasy, and horror), including Best Science Fiction Film, which went to The Avengers, and won in the Best Editing and Best Make-up categories. Zhou Xun, 46 14. The music was recorded in Leipzig, Germany with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Radio Chorus. It was like this giant leap of faith. Cloud Atlas premiered on 8 September 2012 at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and was publicly released on 26 October 2012 in conventional and IMAX cinemas. Cloud Atlas. Lascivious Businessman, Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5 / Ayrs demands credit for the sextet and threatens to expose Frobisher's bisexuality if he refuses.  In another interview, he expressed disappointment over the commercial failure of the film, stating "It was an independent film and needed a lot of money behind it to get it out there.  Glasgow doubled for both San Francisco and London. They'd all walk out. '", In October 2013, Mitchell called the film "magnificent", having been very impressed by the screenplay. He finishes the sextet and shoots himself before his lover Rufus Sixsmith arrives.  It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for Tykwer (who co-scored the film), Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. WaterTower Music released the soundtrack album via digital download on 23 October 2012 and CD on 6 November 2012.  The six-minute trailer includes three pieces of music. But with Tom at my side, I was really able to go beyond my own expectations of what I was capable of as an actress. Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up his plane, and then runs Rey's car off a bridge, destroying the report. ", —David Mitchell in The Wall Street Journal. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has multiple plots occurring during six different eras in time; Mitchell described it as "a sort of pointillist mosaic." , It was financed by the German production companies A Company, ARD Degeto Film and X Filme. Production for Cloud Atlas began in September 2011 at Babelsberg Studio in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation. A Novel. He was very satisfied by the casting, especially by Hanks, Berry and Broadbent, and stated he could not even remember now how he was originally portraying the characters in his mind before the movie. Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving. Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Cast List by The Wachowskis About Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Summary Character List Cast List Director's Influence Glossary Themes Quotes Analysis Symbols, Allegory and Motifs Irony Imagery Literary Elements Essay Questions David Mitchell (Author), Scott Brick (Narrator), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Kim Mai Guest (Narrator), Kirby Heyborne (Narrator), John Lee (Narrator), Richard Matthews (Narrator), Random House … During its four years of development, the project met with some difficulties in securing financial support. Hae-Joo eventually introduces her to the leader of the rebel movement, and shows her that clones are when 'freed' are actually recycled into "soap," food for fabricants. [...] I love the totality of all the characters. She has a testy relationship with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Eva. ", Tom Hanks has come to heavily praise Cloud Atlas in the years that followed its release. , The film is based on the 2004 novel Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym.  In addition, author David Mitchell makes a cameo appearance as a double agent in the futuristic Korea section. , Variety described it as "an intense three-hour mental workout rewarded with a big emotional payoff. I'm in. After recounting her story to an archivist, she is executed.  The Guardian stated "At 172 minutes, Cloud Atlas carries all the marks of a giant folly, and those unfamiliar with the book will be baffled" and awarded the film 2 out of 5 stars.  Nick Pickerton, who reviewed the film for The Village Voice said "There is a great deal of humbug about art and love in Cloud Atlas, but it is decidedly unlovable, and if you want to learn something about feeling, you're at the wrong movie. Movie Released on October 26 #8. Mozza Hoggins, Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4 / Now that Cloud Atlas is in theaters, the world can finally check out the film based on the epic novel by David Mitchell. " He later stated in 2016 "the whole thing was fascinating. With a copy of the report from Sixsmith's niece, she exposes the plot and has Hooks indicted. Release Dates On my second viewing, I gave up any attempt to work out the logical connections between the segments, stories and characters. By: David Mitchell. At the end of the meeting, Tom says, 'Let's do it. In 1936, English composer Robert Frobisher finds work as an amanuensis to aging composer Vyvyan Ayrs, allowing Frobisher to compose his own masterpiece, "The Cloud Atlas Sextet". Watch Cloud Atlas movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. Believing Aurora House is a hotel, Timothy signs papers committing himself and discovers it to be a nursing home where all outside contact is prohibited; Denholme reveals that he sent Timothy there as revenge for an affair with his wife. In 2321, the tribespeople of the post-apocalyptic Big Island of Hawaii worship Sonmi; their sacred text is taken from her recorded testimony.
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