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CLOUD ATLAS

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CLOUD ATLAS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 171m 37s

Release date 22/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, once very strong, strong violence and sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Tom Tykwer,Andy Wachowski,Lana Wachowski

Cast includes Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, James D'Arcy, Jim Broadbent

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CLOUD ATLAS is a drama based on the novel by David Mitchell. Multiple storylines - set during the distant past, the present and the future - intertwine as people fight for love, justice and freedom with shared values that are passed through the generations.

Language

There are multiple uses of strong language ('f**k') and a single use of very strong language ('c**t').

Violence

There are several scenes of strong bloody violence. For example, during a battle between rival tribes, some people are hit with machetes, including sight of a man's throat being cut. Elsewhere in the film, characters are shot, resulting in blood spurts, and a man is thrown from a high rise flat, landing with a bloody impact on the pavement below.

Sex

Sex scenes include one in which a woman's bare breasts and buttocks are visible as she sits astride her partner and thrusts up and down. There are also some verbal sex references as a man is accused of sodomy.

The film also contains some verbal references to suicide and a man killing himself with a gun, off screen.

There is use of the word 'nigger' in a story set during the era of the slave trade.

Details

Title
CLOUD ATLAS
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/10/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
171m 37s
Approved footage
15445+8
BBFC reference
AFF294095
Registration number
CFJ27165

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