Interactive infographic about ‘Cloud Atlas’

‘Cloud Atlas is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.’

The film is build up of six story lines that take place in six different eras, covering different film genres. Actors play multiple characters across the film, switching ages, races, and even genders from tale to tale. A key element of the film is the development of these characters in these six stories, based on the actions they perform in each era. Another important aspect are the relations between the different characters, and how these connections sometimes remain of value in other eras. Tracking the actors is somewhat key to understanding the connective plot, in which various souls are reincarnated or migrate over time — crossing the ages like clouds cross the skies.

This interactive infographic aims to clarify which characters are played by which actors, and map the connections and relationships between these characters in a visual manner.