Cloud Atlas Berlin Premiere Pics, More Moscow Pics and Video

Note: this is an archived entry. Some links might not still work, but I have tried to ensure scan and video embeds are still in place. If any linked material is unavailable, please let me know and I’ll attempt to find a copy in my personal archives.

I really did try to take some time off so I could record any live footage of the Berlin premiere of Cloud Atlas which was streamed live (two different German media outlets promised simulcasts)… but alas, it was not to be. So I’ll have to rely on media outlets who elect to share their footage… usually that isn’t too much of a problem. Material from Moscow also continues to pour in, so this entry will include material from both premieres. First the new stuff: has some great photos, including the one of Hugo, below.  (I couldn’t find a photographer credit at the site, but I’ll include their caption.) They also have an Evening News recap (not embeddable, but click on the link, then the + symbol under the first clip.)  This features some nice closeups of Hugo and interviews with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry which you can almost hear beneath the overdubbing. 😉 They also include two radio reports from the premiere and what sounds like a press conference; they’re in German, but I was able to get the gist, and I know I have several German or German-fluent readers. You’ll finally get to hear Tom Tykwer promote the film in his native tongue (while someone nearby jokingly prompts, “Schnell! [Hurry!]”  ) ZDF also has a brief evening news recap of the event featuring interviews with Hanks and Berry. I haven’t found any Hugo Weaving interview footage yet, but will keep looking.

“500 years can not hurt him: the British-Australian actor Hugo Weaving enjoys the appearance on the red carpet” rbb-online-de

Here are Getty’s images of the premiere which feature Hugo; all were taken by Andreas Rentz:

L to R: Goetz Otto {aka Withers the Groundskeeper), James D’Arcy, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving and Martin Wuttke (Mr. Boerhaave) attend the ‘Cloud Atlas’ Germany Premiere at CineStar on November 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Hugo Weaving and Martin Wuttke

Hugo Weaving with Tom Tykwer and his wife Mary (Photo: Britta Pedersen, Hertener Allemagne)

(Reuters/  has a very similar/identical pic:)

Both German sites quote Hanks and Berry, who were asked the Reincarnation Question and answered the same way they had in LA… so far no Hugo quotes.

There are also German press reports at Newsticker,  and without any Hugo content. The latter features some TV appearances by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Given these bizarre photos of Hanks on the program Wetten, Dass? [“Wanna Bet?”], I can understand why Hugo elected to give TV interviews a pass. 😉 There’s an interview with Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis at, and a solo interview with Tykwer at

(Apparently this Tom Hanks appearance is already generating controversy; the actor mocked the show in interviews and said the experienced seemed longer than the running time of Cloud Atlas. More on that, including video of Tom Hanks wearing what looks like cosplay cat ears, here.) 😉

Wait! More Getty photos (all Andreas Rentz):

(According to Getty, the correct name for Tom Tykwer’s wife is Marie Steinmann, not ‘Mary’. Sorry!)

The following batch of photos were posted to the English-language site Berlin Sidewalk and show Hugo working the red carpet and interacting with fans. Photos: Carsten

Some of these suggest that Hugo did indeed take questions from reporters, so I hope we see some footage soon.

Here’s ten seconds of video of Hugo signing autographs on the red carpet, via Ecore230 YouTube:

Here are some screencaps from the RBB clip:

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images via

Photo: Anita Bugge/WireImage

Here are a couple from WENN, which curiously hasn’t posted any solo pics of Hugo. Sorry ’bout the watermarks:

(Above two photos: Patrick Hoffmann/

Here’s a larger version of one of the Andreas Rentz/Getty pics: (Note, if I find larger version of the rest, I’ll replace the originals.)

Here’s a great photo from Farbensport’s Facebook page:

Here’s a collage featuring pics of Hugo, Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw and Gotz Otto from Lili Seidl:

Red Carpet Reports posted a lengthy preview of the film and premiere (before it occurred, hence the incorrect guest list); what’s most interesting are a few new glimpses of Hugo in another making-of, though only Halle Berry and Tom Hanks are interviewed:

Old Georgie makes accommodations for the weather 😉

Tadeusz Kesselring and “the meaningful look”

Before I forget, here’s that extra Moscow Cloud Atlas Premiere material; the Russian website posted two new videos to YouTube; the first is red carpet footage, the second the full press conference from a slightly closer vantage point than the previous clip I posted.

Hugo appears about 3 minutes in, and again at 14.49 ad 19.50; alas, no audio interview is included…

Hugo’s quotes at the press conference were quoted in my previous entry; now you can see him a bit better. 😉 Hugo speaks at 11.53, 17.16, and 21.50

Here are the latest photos to be posted online of the Moscow premiere and related events; the first 7 are Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images (some of these might be duplicates from Russian sites, but I err on the side of inclusion):

Hugo Weaving and Bae Doona at the 2 November Moscow press conference

Hugo at the Hotel Ukraine photo call, November 2 (no photographer credit)

Hugo with Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer               Photo: Mediabiz

Here are a few older items I hadn’t had the opportunity to copy over from my Twitter feed; here’s another Hugo Weaving/Susan Sarandon dual interview from MovieWeb (the same clip has also appeared more than once on YouTube); I think this is a shorter version of the “generic” interview that originally appeared on Trailer Addict, as it sounds very familiar.

There’s a print interview with these two at The Oklahoman, as well as a positive review. (I’ll try to post a new review roundup, or at least links, soon, but thought I should prioritize new event photos and video; suffice to say, enthusiastic reviews continue to appear every day.

I’ll save any additional Berlin material for the next entry and get this posted; I’m going to try and see Cloud Atlas in IMAX tomorrow afternoon if I get find a local screening. It’d certainly beat watching election coverage. 😉 (Though everyone– in the US– should try to get out and vote. I don’t think anything revolutionary is likely to happen, but if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the results. ) 😉


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