You might have noticed one of the most remarkable aspects of the new epic from The Wachowski Siblings
and Tom Tykwer
is how it moves between its six plot lines.
Well, Cloud Atlas
seldom goes through all six lines when one character narrates on one of the film’s main theme. Here, Tom Hanks
as Isaac Sachs narrating from the 1970s-set story ‘Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery’ and in between we get brief glimpses of Halle Berry
as journalist Luisa Rey; Ben Whishaw
as a 1930s misanthrope composing the ‘Cloud Atlas Sextet’; Jim Broadbent
as Timothy Cavendish reading a manuscript for ‘Half Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery’ and more.
The film also stars Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon
, and Hugh Grant
Cloud Atlas would get an IMAX run corresponding with the wide release starting October 26th, 2012.
The film played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas this week.
Hit the jump to check out the clip which ends on a spoiler.
Here’s the synopsis:
Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
Source: Bleeding Cool