Cloud Atlas

Movie • 2012 • Drama  

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A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.
This movie contains 45 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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vanawesome
A dog is shot. The dog is shown, then the gun firing, then the dog is shown from behind still on the ground.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Corellon
(See the other entry on suicide)
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Corellon
One of the protagonists is followed with murderous intent.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Crow75
SPOILERS Someone is told to have a certain disease while in reality they are being poisoned by the doctor character. In the Seoul line, the clones are told they are being set free when they are killed and 'recycled'. There are a lot of other scenes too involving lying and deception but mostly minor ones.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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A guy drinks soap" (not an existent drug outside de movie) as an addiction, then dies from it. However, this is not too relevant to the plot and it's not too discussed.
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Is there addiction?
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Crow75
A man is addicted to a liquid substance that makes him high but also puts people to sleep. He dies by overdosing on it. There's also a little bit of alcohol drinking and smoking in it, but addiction is not really a theme there.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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vanawesome
A cat is used to hide someone's genitals, the cat claws that person's legs and is then thrown across the room, but seems unharmed
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Crow75
A doctor mentions someone having parasites, but they are lying about it.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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MingaLei
Slowly poisoned over time, specifically
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Imprisoned and restrained with handcuffs
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RatBaby
A man grabs a waitress' behind while she is working without her consent
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Corellon
Sonmei discovers it happening to one of her coworkers. The two make eye contact and we see an extended close up of the other woman's face.
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Bodily Harm
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Crow75
There's a very graphic scene where someone's throat is cut towards the end of the movie.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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kyabe2
There is a tribe of cannibals in one of the main storylines.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Crow75
There are also graphic headshots in it.
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Is there a hanging?
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vanawesome
There is another scene where a character is punched in the face and spits a tooth into his hands
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Emilius
Mildly. A man is scratched in the genital area by a cat. This is played for laughs.
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Crow75
Someone's foot is stang by an animal and it is shown being badly swollen. I think there are fingers cut and bleeding. Someone gets their hand shot.
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Is someone tortured?
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toorsdenote
An enslaved man is tied up and whipped on screen. It's not gory, but he is definitely being tortured.
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Crow75
Someone is thrown from the top of a building and dies. Someone else falls from like skyscraper level, but later turns out to be okay. There are some other vertigo-inducing scenes where falling is a real possibility.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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kyabe2
There are no children involved in the main stories.
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Fear
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Marcell_Davis
There are 2 startling moments. The first at around 37:00 when Halle Berry notices Tom Hanks looking at her. The second at around 52:00 when Halle Berry almost falls down a bridge.
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Is someone possessed?
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pinetree22
A woman is possessed briefly while another character is trying to figure out what his dream meant. The possession lasts for about 15 seconds but is not graphic.
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Are there ghosts?
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Crow75
There's an apparition in the 'most future' timeline that only appears to one character, but technically it's not a ghost.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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shark_emoji
Yes, about 2 hours and 29 minutes in the lawyer is sick after the line “Salt clean out your stomach.”
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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Crow75
No, but some characters have electrical collars on their necks, and they are shown dying while those are removed.
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Crow75
In one scene they save a character's live with some futuristic epipen.
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vanawesome
A character is placed against his will in a retirement home
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Crow75
No, but there are doctors/healers, and medical equipment used.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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pinetree22
[SPOILER?] A man kills himself graphically in a bathtub
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MingaLei
It’s not really a mental institution, it’s basically a nursing home. Some of the elderly residents have cognitive issues but they’re not mentally ill
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Ashie
A person writes a letter to their lover before killing themself. In it, they say, "I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars where we first kissed."
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Anonymous
A man and a woman get stuck in an old elevator that stops working because of an electricity problem. They don't get hurt. It's not too hard, there's no panic and they get out after a while without any injuries/troubles.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Because of the movie's nature, we come back to the suicide scene over and over again. There is also a goodbye letter and you can see the corpse. It's pretty tough.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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vanawesome
Scenes with lightning are a no-go. A sequence in which Halle Berry's character starts up a computer (after using the screens) features flashing lights - it lasts about ten seconds, then cuts away, and cuts back for another 5 seconds.

Two scenes which take place during a gun battle also feature flashing lights (including on the face of a character who is overlooking the battle)
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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kyabe2
No, but some cisgender actors play characters of other genders, as their souls have been reincarnated. Possibly triggering to some.
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Corellon
Black characters are put in danger, and villains attempt to kill them, but they survive. One of the villains in particular is extremely racist about wanting to kill the Black character.
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vanawesome
No, but a character uses bias against homosexuality (bisexuality, really) to attempt to blackmail another character
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MingaLei
It’s talked about but not shown on screen.
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Emilius
Not directly, but a female character is played by a male actor in drag, and it is meant to be humorous.
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Is there hate speech?
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Corellon
Yes and one scene in particular is extremely over the top in tension and tragedy. (SPOILERS) One of the six protagonists, a bisexual man, shoots himself. His lover is murdered several decades later in order to silence his investigation of a corporate cover up.
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Are there n-words?
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Corellon
Yes, six specifically, all in the 1846 story. For each one, here's some context and preceding dialogue to watch for. I've also removed the immediately surrounding words so that you won't have to hear the exact quote in your head.

******(FIRST is Atua paraphrasing racist behavior) "No! They no listen I!" ******(SECOND is the 1846 ship captain wanting to kill Atua) "No one tells me what I can't do on my ship..." ******(THIRD is the fake doctor falsely telling Atua that his white friend is racist) "You probably infected him! He begged me to please, and I quote, ..." ******(FOURTH is the fake doctor addressing Atua while trying to kill him) Atua has just told his friend to run. The fake doctor smiles with blood on his teeth. ******(FIFTH is the 1846 father-in-law making a racist tirade) "Listen to me! There is a natural order....If you try to tell people that..." ******(SIXTH is said by the same person just a few words later)
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Race
Is there blackface?
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MEDarts
Not black face but “yellow face” where a white person is playing an Asian character with eyes squinted
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Sex
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RatBaby
There is lots of nudity both male and female, and multiple sex scenes
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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kyabe2
Although the movie contains sad scenes and stories, the overall ending is happy and peaceful.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Anonymous
There are a lot of cars crashing, being stole, driving madly while shooting, falling into a river...
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Corellon
There are mentions of many nuclear explosions offscreen in the time period between two stories. One story involves the threat of a nuclear explosion.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
Quite a bit of it, actually. People are shot, one of them is a suicide, people's necks are slit, there is face mutilation, stabbings, two people's heads are smashed in.
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Does someone drown?
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Crow75
One storyline takes place on a boat and in another one a tunnel gets flooded in a city, but noone even goes underwater. In another scene a woman crashes into water with her car but she manages to escape and is unharmed.
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Corellon
A significant number of major characters are killed or threatened by guns.
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