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Cloud Atlas Papa Song

Papa Song is one of the corporations in Nea So Copros in the year 2144. It is represented as being a person, but Sonmi-451 realizes that the image presented at the dinery where she worked is a sound and light show.

The Chongmyo Plaza restaurant dome has a width of 80 meters and a capacity for 400 diners. The personnel is composed by three Hwa-Soon, three Yoona, three Ma-Leu-Da and three Sonmi, the Seer Rhee, and two assistants.

Supposition[]

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Papa Song's logo in the movie.

It is heavily implied that the Papa Song's franchise is a kind of evolved form of the American-based fast-food company, McDonald's. This is supported by the fact that the Papa Song "spokesman" takes the form of a smiling, holographic clown, as well as the fact that the standard server's uniform consists of gold and scarlet coloring, and the dinery is stated to have "golden arches" as its corporate logo. The name of the franchise in the film, Papa Song, can also be broken down as a play on words in reference to the company McDonald's. Papa relating to olderase & fatherly, as such a man, and Song, pointing to the children's nursery rhyme, "Old McDonald", thus McDonald's.

In the movie, Papa Song's logo is depicted as a smiling bald head, somewhat similar to an image of the smiling monk Budai, which is sometimes mistaken for the Buddha. It may be an allusion of one of its workers, Sonmi-451, being revered like the Buddha in future times as a bringer of enlightenment.

Papa is also the name of a Hawaiian goddess.

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