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Cloud Atlas (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Version française)
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- Digital Copy Expiration Date : May 14 2015
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : French
- Parcel Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 81.65 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- Director : Tom Tykwer
- Media Format : NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 52 minutes
- Release date : May 14 2013
- Actors : Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess
- Language : French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Warner Bros. Home Video
- ASIN : B00A7BHNGG
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,274 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Cloud Atlas (Bilingual)(Blu-ray)
Future. Present. Past. Everything is connected. From the creators of the Matrix trilogy and the director of Run Lola Run. 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. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future. Based on the best-selling novel "Cloud Atlas" written by David Mitchell.
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The original twist is the way the film switches back and forth between stories, in a way that actually increases the suspense in each while also bringing out the parallels -- provided that the viewer gets 'hooked' on all 6 story lines in the first hour, as i did. What could have been a kind of stunt editing becomes instead the main medium that gets the theme across, along with the dialogue drawn from David Mitchell's novel and fine acting all around. Hugo Weaving is especially good in six villainous roles, but all the actors playing multiple parts manage to differentiate them so that the viewer doesn't get confused or distracted from the story lines; of course makeup and costume help a lot too. This film makes some demands on the viewer early on, but the investment of attention pays off handsomely as the film approaches its multiple climaxes. I for one am glad to have the blu-ray so i can make some more interstory connections on second viewing. But i probably wouldn't bother if the stories connected here weren't so cinematically compelling and entertaining.
It is difficult to offer a synopsis, even without thinking about spoilers. Rather, it should be said that film's central motif is about the ramifications of human interaction and the need to connect with others.
It's a lot of fun to see the stories of the different characters intertwine, and to see the actors playing often against type and against race, and even against gender. There are stories which show the worst of humanity, and some the very best, and a few that show what happens when people are somewhere in between and what their choices can bring. I like how some stories echo others, or redeem others, and it is a movie I enjoy watching again and trying to find little things I had not seen on previous viewings.
The imagined settings are also interesting, and it made me wonder what they might say about the authors vision of where humanity was headed.
Finally I liked the way the movie ends, and without spoilers, I will simply say it is a beautiful end
The premise of the movie is very interesting but more importantly the moral lessons and their conclusions are unsettling.
The old adage " Once you pry the door open an inch!'
From a past we thought we understood, to a future all to disturbingly possible.
I would recommend this for young adults and up. Especially politicians. They may actually think about long term consequences before they enact legislation.
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Da ich den Roman selber nicht kenne, kann ich nicht mit diesem Vergleichen, alleridngs schreiben viele daovn, das er Inhaltlich doch abgewandelt ist, wie so oft bei Buch und Romanverfilumungen.
Egal aber in welchem Zeitstück man sich hier befindet, die Geschichten sind lieebvoll und mit hang zu detail gestalltet, die Menge der Stars in teils kuriosen Rollen tut seinen Rest. Der Film ist großartiges Kino, ein hauch von Magie... wenn man sich den Zeit und Verständnis nimmt, diesen Film zu erleben und verstehen. Der durchschnittskinogänger wird überfordert sein, sollte sich aber Zeit nehmen... es lohnt sich!
The beginning is somewhat confusing as your suddenly whisked from one era to another but you soon begin to piece it all together. Basically it’s an exploration of how the individual actions can impact one another in the past, present and future, and how history repeats itself through the generations. The acting is truly acting as the participants not only change characters, but often gender as well, depending on the era it is set.
The German version has the original English 5.1 audio but you cannot turn off the German subtitles. This isn’t an issue as it is in letterbox format and the subtitles are mainly confined to the bottom black bar.
The film is an awesome experience and maintains an intriguing pace throughout its almost 3 hour length and the ending seems very emotional, even though it really isn’t. A definite ***** family view but some will find the ‘devolved’ future language difficult to follow [reminiscent of ‘Firefly’].
Years from now, people will look back and talk about this picture like they talk about "Citizen Kane" and "2001 A Space Odyssey", which were not box-office hits in their time but were later recognised as works of art and landmarks in cinema.
The average audience will not understand Cloud Atlas, that's for sure. But then, the average audience elected "Iron Man 3" as the best film of 2013, so there is hardly any point in arguing the virtues of Cloud Atlas with them.
I enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend it to anyone interested in a film that challenges your understanding, yet is more entertaining than your typical "art-house" film. And the make-up artists are serious candidates for the Oscar.
I found it hard going during the first half of the film trying to link the
six stories being told, the time span covering several hundred years past
present and future.
The characters remain the same 'cast-wise' telling tales throughout
their different lives down the ages.
Somehow the different stories cleverly inter-link reaching there own
Watching it a second time would without question bring the stories together
at an earlier stage, you wouldn't be struggling to make the link.
Great cast list, interesting and clever concept............worth giving
it a go.