Cloud Atlas, movie for thought

This sci-fi movie, adapted from the book by David Mitchell is one of the most interesting stories I’ve seen in the last months. 6 different micro stories take you from the XIX century to a post apocalyptic future, stopping in places like Cambridge, Edinburgh, San Francisco and a very interesting New Seoul, in the 22th century.

All the stories share the same actors (Doona Bae, Jim Sturgess, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant) taking different roles in them. For instance Halle Berry is a native woman in the Pacific, a journalist in San Francisco or an extra-terrestrial in the year 2321. But, in a certain way, they are telling the same story over and over again.
Please, pay attention to the work of Doona Bae and Jim Sturgess, for me the best performers of the movie.

This film should have a sign saying “A nearly 3 hours movie”, and even when it isn’t boring there are some parts which can feel too long, maybe because they are too recognizable, as they talk in a pseudo-philosophical language about the good and evil in men, a topic too common in cinema.

I’ve never been a super fan of the Wachowski movies (except V for Vendetta, maybe) but this film directed by the (now) brother and sister Wachowski and also by Tom Tykwer has something else to offer, and it won’t be one of those movies you forget the minute you leave the cinema.

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