The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer‘s Cloud Atlas is easily one of 2012’s most brave and daring films. It’s also a bit of a controversial one according to China. They’ve cut out an entire 40 minutes from the film and if you’ve seen it I’m assuming you already have an idea of what they removed, right?
It looks like they’ve removed most of the stuff involving the gay love story. I’m a little surprised by that, because I thought for sure they’d cut up the stuff about Sonmi and the radical government. The love story is actually one of the more moving pieces of the film and a crucial part to completely experiencing Cloud Atlas the way it was meant to be.
This is frightening that artistic expressions as such are getting completely wiped away because of one country’s inability to accept others opinions. I’m not even talking about being for or against gay marriage, but allowing free expression by filmmakers to tell stories about gay/straight/bi people/relationships.
If they’re getting away with blocking stuff like this from their audience then what makes you think they won’t continue to push further and really get their hands involved on the editing floor?
Source : THR