Cloud Atlas Director Says Censored Version of Her Movie 'Sucks'

The movie stars Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, and Susan Sarandon in a story that jumps through time — but in China it loses 30 minutes.

BY Lucas Grindley

January 24 2013 2:38 PM ET

Halle Barry in Cloud Atlas

When Cloud Atlas had its big premiere party in China, The Wrap reports that producers in the audience were shocked by what was missing — a full 30 minutes had been censored.

That 30 minutes, perhaps not surprisingly, included gay sex, but also reportedly included scenes between straight characters, plus violence. China often trims movies from overseas.

Lana Wachowski, the trans woman who cowrote and codirected the movie, was among those at the premiere and told reporters, "It sucks, really. But I believe you can watch the full version online."

The Wrap points out that might have been a jab at the country's piracy problem.

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