273 – Cargo (2009)

spacetime coordinates:  2267 – 2270 aboard cargo ship Kassandracargo_ver3

Cargo is a 2009 science fiction film, the first from Swiss production and the first major feature film by Ivan Engler.cargo 1After the earth has become uninhabitable due to an ecological collapse, the remaining people live on overcrowded space stations in Earth’s orbit. The young doctor Laura Portmann (Anna Katharina Schwabroh) is one of them. She hopes for a better future alongside her sister on the distant planet Rhea, but to get there, she needs money. She signs up with Kuiper Enterprises for a job on the decrepit cargo ship Kassandra, heading for an eight-year flight to unmanned Station #42 and back.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381940/

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263 – Infinity Chamber (2016)

INFINITY CHAMBER (aka Somnio) is an independent feature dystopian sci-fi thriller written and directed by Travis Milloyinfinity chamber 1

Locked up in an automated prison, Frank Lerner (Christopher Soren Kelly) undergoes an interrogation process that forces him to relive the same day over and over. When a war erupts on the outside, he must find a way to escape from a computer system that won’t let him go.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3839880/

262 – Metropia (2009)

spacetime coordinates: Europe, 2024

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Metropia is a 2009 English-language Swedish-Danish-Norwegian adult animated mystery thriller drama science fiction film directed by Tarik Saleh. The visual style is inspired by the works of Terry GilliamRoy Andersson and Yuriy Norshteyn.

metropia dangst shampoo inner you commercialIn the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger (Vincent Gallo), from a suburb of Stockholm, hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control – mind and body.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0985058/

204 – Cloud Atlas (2012)

spacetime coordinates: Pacific Islands, 1849 // Cambridge/Edinburgh, 1936 // San Francisco, 1973 // London, 2012 // Neo Seoul, 2144 // Big Isle (Hawaii), 106 winters after the Fall (2321)

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Cloud Atlas is a 2012 German-American science fiction film written and directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has multiple plots set across six different eras, which Mitchell described as “a sort of pointillist mosaic.”  The official synopsis describes it as “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.”  Tom HanksHalle Berry, and Jim Broadbent lead an ensemble cast.

Lana Wachowski stated “people will try to will Cloud Atlas to be rejected. They will call it messy, or complicated, or undecided whether it’s trying to say something New Agey-profound or not. And we’re wrestling with the same things that Dickens and Hugo and David Mitchell and Herman Melville were wrestling with. We’re wrestling with those same ideas, and we’re just trying to do it in a more exciting context than conventionally you are allowed to. … We don’t want to say, ‘We are making this to mean this.’ What we find is that the most interesting art is open to a spectrum of interpretation.”

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imdb // wikipedia