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From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic drama CLOUD ATLAS explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout
the past, the present and the future.

Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Lana Wachowski

Tom Tykwer was born in Wuppertal in 1965 and became interested in film at an early age. He worked as a projectionist and booker in various independent arthouse cinemas for several years before he helmed his first feature film DEADLY MARIA in 1993, followed by WINTER SLEEPERS (1997), RUN LOLA RUN (1998), THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (2000), HEAVEN (2002), PERFUME - THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006), THE INTERNATIONAL (2009), and THREE (2010), among others.

Andy Wachowski
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Directors Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Screenplay Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Cinematography John Toll, Frank Griebe
Cast Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
Producers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Grant Hill, Stefan Arndt
Co-Producers Peter Lam, Tony Teo, Alexander van Dülmen
Production Company Cloud Atlas Production GmbH/Potsdam
Length 163 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
Festivals Toronto 2012 (Special Presentation)
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2012 (Producer's Award), German Film Award 2013 (Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up)
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board

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