Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray)

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The Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer write and direct this drama, adapted from the novel by David Mitchell, about how every being is interconnected over the course of many eras. Set in past, present and future worlds, the film follows six intertwined storylines. In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess), who is suffering from an ailment, meets Dr. Henry Goose (Tom Hanks) and unwillingly helps to hide slave Autua (David Gyasi). In 1936, impoverished musician Robert Frobisher (Ben Whishaw) finds employment with a composer and in time writes a magnificent piece of his own. In 1975, nuclear physicist Rufus Sixsmith (James D'Arcy) helps journalist Luisa Rey (Halle Berry) expose the truth about a new power plant. In 2012, elderly publisher Timothy Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) finds himself stuck in a nursing home and tries to escape. In a totalitarian world in the 22nd century, clone Sonmi-451 (Bae Doona) is due to be eliminated but decides to fight back and stand up for her own kind. Finally, in a post-apocalyptic Earth, tribe member Zachry (Hanks) helps Meronym (Berry), a woman from a technologically-advanced society, on her journey into the mountains in an attempt to find Cloud Atlas, a station that will allow her to communicate with the people who have left the planet to live in space. The cast, which also includes Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant, appear throughout a number of the various segments.

Product Details

Movies & TV
1 Jul 2013
Region A, Region B, Region C
Secondary Languages
Castillian Spanish, French
  • Interactive Menus
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  • Other Documentary: 'A Film Like No Other', 'Everything Is Connected', 'The Impossible Adaptation', 'The Essence of Acting', 'Spaceships, Slaves and Sextets', 'The Bold Science Fiction of Cloud Atlas', 'Eternal Recurrenc
172 min
Age Restriction
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Cloud Atlas
Release Year
Running Time
163 min
Alternate Title
Cloud Atlas: The IMAX Experience
Dramas / Murder / Science-Fiction
US Box Office
$22.1 million
Official Website
Rotten Tomatoes®
Directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski team up to helm this adaptation of David Mitchell's popular novel CLOUD ATLAS. The trio have put together an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Grant, to play various characters over the course of several different historical time periods. The various narrative threads weave in and out of each other, painting a portrait of mankind's quest for tolerance and peace throughout the ages.
Poster for Cloud Atlas
Cast & Crew
Tom Tykwer / Andy Wachowski / Lana Wachowski
Tom Hanks / Doo-na Bae / Halle Berry / Jim Broadbent / Keith David / Hugh Grant / Susan Sarandon / Jim Sturgess / Hugo Weaving / Ben Whishaw
Marco Albrecht / Moritz Berg / James D'Arcy / Louis Dempsey / Tanja Dewendt / Martin Docherty / Nial Fulton / Kristoffer Fuss / Robert Fyfe / David Gyasi / Korbyn Hanan / Raeven Lee Hanan / Heike Hanold-Lynch / Andrew Havill / Anna Holmes / Katy Karrenbauer / Ruby Kastner / Thomas Kugel / Shaun Lawton / Brody Nicholas Lee / Cody Lee / Genevien Lee / Gigi Lee / Sylvestra LeTouzel / Gary McCormack / David Mitchell / Robin Morrissey / Mya-Leica Naylor / Gotz Otto / Alistair Petrie / Ralph Riach / Marie Ronnenbeck / Jojo Schoning / Dulcie Smart / Victor Esteban Sole / Ian Vantemperley / Laura Vietzen / Amanda Walker / Emma Werz / Alex Wuttke / Xun Zhou / Zhu Zhu
Tom Tykwer / Andy Wachowski / Lana Wachowski
Source Writer
David Mitchell / Author: David Mitchell
Reinhold Heil / Johnny Klimek / Tom Tykwer
Director of Photography
Frank Griebe / John Toll
Daniel Parker / Jeremy Woodhead
Assistant Director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix / Terry Needham
Sound Re-Recording
Lars Ginzel
Stunt Coordinator
Volkhard Buff
Deborah Jarvis / Heike Merker / Malina Nikolic / Daniel Parker / Paula Price / Sian Richards / Daniela Skala / Lesley Smith / Christine Wagner / Jeremy Woodhead
Post-Production Supervisor
Christopher Berg
Visual Effects Designer
Arri Digital Film / Black Mountain / Bluebolt / exozet effects / Gradient Effects / Industrial Light and Magic / Lola VFX / Method Studios / One of Us / Rise/fx / Scanline / Trixter
Production Manager/UPM
Grant Hill / Marcus Loges / Roberto Malerba
Special Effects Supervisor
Ulli Nefzer
Fight Choreographer
Michael Bornhuetter
Computer Graphics
Henning Brehm / Jan Hulpusch
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[T]he film draws graceful connections between its parallel narratives....A work of many stories, but a singular achievement." -- Grade: B
Keith Phipps (25 Oct 2012, )
Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "The movie version has the exciting and challenging parts down....A work that is rapturously grand in scope and ambition..."
Mark Keizer (15 Oct 2012, )
Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "[O]h, what a film this is! And what a demonstration of the magical, dreamlike qualities of the cinema. "
Roger Ebert (24 Oct 2012, )
4 stars out of 5 -- "It’s an adventure into the very concept of storytelling: magical, enthralling and thrilling..."
Ian Nathan (1 Mar 2013, )
"[T]he sincerity with which it pursues the emotion and the very idea of the reverberating impact selfless actions can have is quite moving."
Alison Willmore (26 Oct 2012, )
New York Times
"CLOUD ATLAS is a movie about migratory souls and wayward civilizations, loaded with soaring themes and flights of feeling..."
A. O. Scott (25 Oct 2012, )
Total Film
"CLOUD ATLAS is one of the most structurally deft and brilliantly edited films in recent memory..."
James Mottram (4 Feb 2013, )
Wall Street Journal
"[B]eautifully photographed, elegantly crafted and adventurously cast."
(25 Oct 2012, )