Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, (written for the screen by) (as Andy Wachowski), Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 2 / Hugh Grant, 60 4. Zhou Xun, 46 14. With help from the plant's head of security, Joe Napier, Rey evades another assassination attempt, and Smoke is killed. She occasionally intervenes in feuds between her husband and Robert Frobisher. I was never, ever bored by Cloud Atlas. [65] 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. [26] The filmmakers secured approximately $20 million from the German government, including €10 million ($11.8 million) from the German Federal Film Fund [de] (DFFF),[27][28] €100,000 ($118,000) development funding[29] 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. Tom said this unabashed, enthusiastic 'Yes!' Haskell Moore / Tadeusz Kesselring / Bill Smoke / Nurse Noakes / Boardman Mephi / Old Georgie. I heard, 'Are you saying the movie is dead?' 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. [20] In the following May, with Hanks and Berry confirmed in their roles, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, and Jim Broadbent also joined the cast. (uncredited), Board Member / Many folks have already identified the various roles, but this is a complete cast breakdown. (voice) (uncredited), Hoggins Impersonator "[81] He later stated in 2016 "the whole thing was fascinating. Is it a force to be reckoned with in the coming months? | 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. "[80], Hugh Grant stated in an October 2014 interview "I thought [Cloud Atlas] was amazing. It fascinates in the moment. 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 … Musician / Hae-Joo is the Unionman who shows Sonmi what it means to be alive. Absolutely. [88], 2012 film directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis, Adaptation is a form of translation, and all acts of translation have to deal with untranslatable spots. Filming & Production Sixsmith tips off Rey to a conspiracy to create a catastrophe at a nuclear reactor run by Lloyd Hooks, who secretly promotes oil-energy interests. [59], 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. Finch's Friend Timothy's brother, Denholme, tells him to hide at Aurora House. "[44], The soundtrack was composed by director Tom Tykwer and his longtime collaborators, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek. [73] The film ultimately grossed $27,108,272 in the U.S. and $103,374,596 internationally for a total of $130,482,868. 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. Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving. ... We don't want to say, 'We are making this to mean this.' In the Chatham Islands, 1849, American lawyer Adam Ewing witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua. "[61] Review aggregator Metacritic collected the "top 10 films of 2012" lists from various critics and the film was number 25[62] and gives the film a score of 55 out of 100, based on reviews from 45 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". ( Note: to avoid confusion we will mostly refer to the characters by the names of the actors who play them .) It received a lengthy standing ovation at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered on 9 September 2012. Narrated by: Scott Brick , Cassandra Campbell , Kim Mai Guest , Kirby Heyborne , John Lee , Richard Matthews. Native Woman / Jocasta Ayrs / Luisa Rey / Indian Party Guest / Ovid / Meronym. The story jumps between eras, until each storyline eventually resolves, spanning hundreds of years. Nurse Judd / 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. 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. | They specifically praised Tom Hanks's enthusiasm: "Warner Bros. calls and, through our agent, says they've looked at the math and decided that they don't like this deal. "[31][75], Tom Hanks has come to heavily praise Cloud Atlas in the years that followed its release. It was like this giant leap of faith. "[25], In a 2017 interview, Jim Broadbent called the film "great to do" and "fantastic". In 2321, the tribespeople of the post-apocalyptic Big Island of Hawaii worship Sonmi; their sacred text is taken from her recorded testimony. Cloud Atlas. "[64] Conversely, Slant Magazine's Calum Marsh called it a "unique and totally unparalleled disaster" and commented "[its] badness is fundamental, an essential aspect of the concept and its execution that I suspect is impossible to remedy or rectify". Even as I was watching Cloud Atlas the first time, I knew I would need to see it again. In London, 2012, gangster Dermot Hoggins murders a critic after a harsh review of his memoir, generating huge sales. They're pulling all of the money away, rescinding the offer. [34] 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. 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 [40] The opening scene, when Adam Ewing meets Dr. Henry Goose, was filmed at Sa Calobra. [43], The film was meant to be shot in chronological order; however, Berry broke her foot two days before she was supposed to start filming. They'd all walk out. Scenes were shot at Cala Tuent and near Formentor, amongst others. 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. Shame on the Academy for totally ignoring it. David Mitchell (Author), Scott Brick (Narrator), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Kim Mai Guest (Narrator), Kirby Heyborne (Narrator), John Lee (Narrator), Richard Matthews (Narrator), Random House … Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. 1. The song in the last part is "Outro" from M83's album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Instead of replacing her, the Wachowskis and Tykwer heavily changed the initial filming schedule; Berry stated that "it involved travelling back and forth to Majorca and then Germany then we had to go back to Majorca when my foot got a little bit better and we were able to shoot some of that stuff on the mountainside when I could climb a little bit better. Aide in Slaughtership, Ursula's Mother / "[31], Some German journalists called it "the first attempt at a German blockbuster". 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 (in credits order) verified as complete. Official Sites Filmmaker Tom Tykwer revealed in January 2009 his intent to adapt the novel and said he was working on a screenplay with the Wachowskis,[17] who optioned the novel. Cloud Atlas is a 2012 epic science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. "[48] 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. Boom-Sook Kim is the graduate student Sonmi is forced to stay with after she's taken from Papa... Yoona-939 [58], The film was released on 14 May 2013, on home media (Blu-ray, DVD and UV Digital Copy). Cloud Atlas is the third novel by British author David Mitchell.Published in 2004, the fantastical speculative fiction book consists of six interconnected nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to the island of Hawai'i in a distant post-apocalyptic future. [55], 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. He really took care of me. I was shaking. By: David Mitchell. Cast overview, first billed only: Tom Hanks Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor / Zachry [19] By April 2011, the Wachowskis joined Tykwer in co-directing the film. [60] The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 67% score based on 282 reviews. It exists on so many different levels. Meronym is searching for a forgotten communication station on Mauna Sol to send an SOS to off-world humans. 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. Cloud Atlas. which put our heart back together. Characters appear to recur in each era, but change relationships to each other. Tom Hanks. A Novel. 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. [84] 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. Cloud Atlas: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. He kills the sleeping Kona chief and rescues Catkin before he and Meronym fight off the other tribesmen. [87] The directors responded that the same multi-racial actors portrayed multiple roles of various nationalities and races (not just Asian) across a 500-year story arc, showing "the continuity of souls" critical to the story. The opening piano music is the main theme of the soundtrack (Prelude: The Atlas March/The Cloud Atlas Sextet) by composing trio Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil, followed by an instrumental version of the song "Sonera" from Thomas J. Bergersen's album Illusions. "[24][78], Halle Berry stated in an interview "It would be impossible to explain what I really feel or think about the film. Alistair Petrie, 50 Cloud Atlas Popularity Movie #3388. [31] The budget was updated to $100 million. The music was recorded in Leipzig, Germany with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Radio Chorus. [82][84], The advocacy group Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) criticized the film's use of yellowface to allow non-Asian actors to portray Asian characters in the neo-Seoul sequences. In San Francisco, Ewing and his wife denounce her father's complicity in slavery and leave to join the abolition movement. ... Is this the stuff of Oscars? This doesn't make any sense.' [79] 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. [38] Other German locations include the city of Düsseldorf and the Saxon Switzerland landscape,[39] furthermore sets [40] in and near Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland,[41] and the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spain. Autua stows away on Ewing's ship and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. Port de Sóller provided the setting for the scene when the 19th-century ship is mooring. We walked away thinking, this movie is dead but somehow, it's alive and we're going to make it. Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski. [...] I love the totality of all the characters. Easily the best film of 2012. Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up his plane, and then runs Rey's car off a bridge, destroying the report. [...] [If] you are the one with knowledge of the "into" language, do what works.