Cloud Atlas 40 Minutes Shorter in China
The ambitious project Cloud Atlas didn't convince every critic and was generally unsuccessful to lure enough audience into cinemas. This is why the film with beautiful pictures, many well-known actors and a famous novel in the background can be considered an expensive flop. Many found it too complicated and too long (even though 169 minutes weren't that far out of line considering the last big box office hits. Still, the film has many fans and deserves to be seen by movie buffs and a second viewing helps loads to understand all connections.
China approached the problem of the long runtime although it remains unclear whether the plot doesn't even get more complicated by that. Almost 40 minutes were cut out and of course, directors Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski Brothers were not involved in the process. Still, they made a statement that they trust the Chinese production partners at what they do:
Maybe that trust wasn't earned since Chinese media report that many plot scenes were removed that helped to understand the story. Also, love scenes are missing, especially those between characters of the same sex. Cloud Atlas starts in Chinese cinemas on January 31st, 2013. By the way: Hongkong is not affected by these measures and got the whole film.
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