Cloud Atlas (Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer – 2012) A-

Cloud Atlas asks a lot from us, but if we are open for the possibilities the journey here is very much worth the time and effort. The film spans several hundred years and covers 6 stories that are in one way or another connected. A web search will uncover a lot of theories and ideas about “what does it all mean”. I personally am not sure there is single message in the film. If we dig into each thread we might come up with a multitude of themes and messages (triumph of the human spirit, redemption, the importance of love, we are all one,…) and in the end I do not care. Observing Cloud Atlas you might feel more like an omnipotent being. You transcend time and space and just watch these people at the same time but across hundreds of years. It’s a wonderful experience and done with amazing and beautiful style.


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