2012 – Cloud Atlas

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Written by: David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski
Produced by: Grant Hill
Production year: 2011
Original release: October 26, 2012 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
Other cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
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Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. An attorney harbors a fleeing slave on a voyage from the Pacific Islands in 1849; a poor composer in pre-World War II Britain struggles to finish his magnum opus before a past act catches up with him; a genetically engineered worker in 2144 feels the forbidden stirring of human consciousness — and so on. As souls are born and reborn, they renew their bonds to one another throughout time.