Releasing Date: 26 October 2012 (USA)
Director: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Writers: David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
“Cloud Atlas ” , is the consistency of the film, its assembly and pace are just uneasy alliance between the narrative virtuosity of the first and leading players second . And vice versa.
There is not a movie in the “Cloud Atlas “, but six separate stories, but invariably linked with various kinds of attachments to form a whole a fairly consistent hallucinating . Historical adventure , romance , comedy, thriller, anticipation , drama, science fiction, and many others, are all ways movie times and mentioned by the characters, thus preventing the storage of the film in a narrow box.
And when, within a single narrative line / time , said genres blend and match , the effect becomes absolutely staggering , creating a palpable emotion, and consistency issues which affect both the heart than the head .
Such work writing and editing had to be said. But beyond the virtuosity of storytelling , the fluidity of transitions , the incredible work of actors, each performing a multitude of roles, the enjoyment provided by the action scenes and the simple pleasure of a great story to tell, “Cloud Atlas ” is moving in the right line of and thematic obsessions of its three directors / writers .
Film universe is living more than he tells , “Cloud Atlas ” deserves much more than this fledgling analysis , as the wealth of this absolute masterpiece could fill dozens and dozens of pages . But if there was finally one thing to remember from this film monument, it would be an image: that of an old man sitting under the stars , remembering all that has been, is , and will . Everything is connected .