An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Following the events of The Matrix (1999), Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future.Written by
David Mitchell, author of the source novel, has a cameo in the Neo-Seoul sequence, playing a freedom fighter. See more »
One of Frobisher's narrated letters near the middle of the movie says "What had happened between Vyvyan and I transcended language." It should be "between Vyvyan and me" (especially coming from an educated Englishman of the 20th century). See more »
[shivering beside the fire]
Oh, lonesome night. And babbits bawling, the wind biting the bone. Wind like this... full of voices. Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories, all voices tied up into one. One voice differing. One voice, whispering out there, spying from the dark. The fangy devil, Old Georgie hisself. Mm. Now your ear up close, and I'll yarn you about the first time we met, eye to eye.
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The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer each had a full production crew for their respective stories. The end credits show this by rolling the Wachowskis' crew's credits on the left side of the screen and Tykwer's crew's credits on the right. See more »
it is the first conclusion. for a lot of motives: to discover an impossible adaptation, to admire high coherence of a mix of different stories who become one, to enjoy by the performance of a great cast . to understand the rules of history, to open a large window to the future, to be impressed by splendid images , to travel across the genres and periods for see again basic truth. short, one of films who represents a wonderful show. and little more. a fresco who gives lines to define the life not only as adventure but as battle to conquer your sense. it is unfair to describe it. and, maybe, impossible. because, after the credits, the beauty of a story who seems be just a firework is the most precious gift of the large team who create this spectacular work. because the beauty, in the case of Cloud Atlas has so many meanings. and nuances.
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