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Aro Favourite Cloud Atlas

 

USA 2012, 165 minutes
Dir. Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Rating: [R16] Violence, offensive language & sex scenes
Genres: Science Fiction, Drama

 

Aroview: An awe-inspiring cinematic epic that adapts David Mitchell's ambitious and 'unfilmable' novel as an 'auteur blockbuster' and genuine one-of-a-kind film experience.

Traversing many genres (adventure, comedy, drama, thriller, sci-fi) over six time periods spanning past, present, and future, this is the prodigy of two directing teams - The Wachowskis (THE MATRIX) and Tom Tykwer (RUN LOLA RUN) - who manage to be faithful to both the source material and their own grand themes and visions.

The fractured narrative(s) may not be welcomed by those looking for conventional rewards, but it is second to none as spectacle and technical feat, and there are intricate pleasures for attentive viewers as the stories challenge the idea of character identity, the excellent cast even crossing gender/race boundaries to play up to six roles a piece. As one critic succinctly put it: "it doesn't matter if Cloud Atlas ends up being more than the sum of its parts when the parts are this good."

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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