Cloud Atlas (2012)
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A mad, almost three-hour-long romp through six different stories set in the present, future and past. This epic film boasting three directors is based on David Mitchell's acclaimed 2004 novel of the same name.
An ensemble cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry (both above), Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Hugo Weaving play numerous characters in a series of interconnecting adventures that range from intrigue on board a 19th-century slave vessel to a nuclear scandal in 1970s San Francisco and a revolution in a nightmarish futuristic society.
Unsurprisingly, 'Cloud Atlas' doesn't always hang together but it's fantastic to look at for the most part, and a lot of fun, and Tom Hanks is very good in the pivotal role of Zachary, a futuristic primitive plagued by visions of a demon called George.
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