1562 – Resistance (2020)

spacetime coordinates: 1938  – 1942 Munich, Nazi Germany > Strasbourg France> Limoges, Vichy > French Alps

Resistance is a 2020 biographical drama film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, inspired by the life of Marcel Marceau. It stars Jesse EisenbergClémence PoésyMatthias SchweighöferAlicia von RittbergFélix MoatiGéza RöhrigKarl MarkovicsVica KerekesBella RamseyEd Harris and Édgar Ramírez. (wiki)

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1553 – The Old Guard (2020)

spacetime coordinates: 2019 (/2024?) South Sudan >  Afghanistan > France > England

The Old Guard is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. The film stars Charlize TheronKiKi LayneMatthias SchoenaertsMarwan KenzariLuca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and follows a team of immortal mercenaries that go on a revenge mission. (wiki)

The graphic novel that originated the film, The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, has four issues, so fans can expect this movie to have sequels. At least a second one is already in Netflix’s pipeline, with signed contracts by the main characters.

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1512 – 1917 (2019)

spacetime coordinates: April 1917, the Western Front in northern France

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1917 is a 2019 war film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes. The film stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, with Mark StrongAndrew ScottRichard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch in supporting roles.

It is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes. The film tells the story of two young British soldiers during the First World War who are ordered to deliver a message calling off an attack doomed to fail soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich in 1917. (wiki)

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1496 – Ford v Ferrari (2019)

timespace coordinates: 1963 Los Angeles > 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ford v Ferrari (titled Le Mans ’66 in some European territories) is a 2019 American sports action drama film directed by James Mangold and written by Jez ButterworthJohn-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller. The film stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, with Jon BernthalCorrado InvernizziCaitriona BalfeTracy LettsJosh LucasNoah JupeRemo Girone, and Ray McKinnon in supporting roles.

The plot follows a determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. (wiki)

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