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Cloud Atlas

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski

Language: English

Mixing six stories set from the 19th century into the far future, this Rubik’s Cube of a film is a vastly ambitious attempt to illustrate the laws of karma. Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and others appear repeatedly, showing the journey of the same souls through life after life. Co-directors Tom Tykwer, and Andy and Lana Wachowski allow their mystical ambitions to be tempered by their mainstream reflexes, and more often than not, this serves them well. Best film of 2013? Possibly.