Looks like the Chinese government feels really threatened by Cloud Atlas. The movie has been officially censored in China, with a massive 39 minutes removed — that’s about a quarter of the film. It must be a mess, but perhaps the sheer amount of cuts will drive the more intelligent Chinese viewers to the full-length pirated version (unofficial Chinese subtitles here). The movie has its official big-screen UK premiere in London on 18th February 2013, intact. General release in the UK is from 22nd February.

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