1528 – Faust (2011)

spacetime coordinates: early 19th century Germanyfaust-2011Faust (Russian: Фауст) is a 2011 Russian film directed by Alexander Sokurov. Set in the 19th century, it is a free interpretation of the Faust legend and its respective literary adaptations by both Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as well as Thomas Mann. The dialogue is in German. The film is the final part in a series of films where Alexander Sokurov explores the corrupting effects of power. The previous installments are three biographical dramas: about Adolf Hitler in Moloch from 1999, Vladimir Lenin in Taurus from 2001, and the Japanese emperor Hirohito in The Sun from 2005.

lzsmuThe project, described in 2005 as “loosely based on works by Goethe and Thomas Mann”, was announced by Sokurov in 2005 as “a very colourful, elegant picture with a lot of Strauss music and a smell of chocolate.”

grMzbnGvegFqnPl7uiNzbvgnPnIJay Weissberg wrote in Variety: “The influence of Flemish and Dutch painting on Sokurov’s work has never been clearer than in Faust, with its deep debt to the witchcraft paintings of artists such as David Teniers and Herri met de Bles.” (wiki)

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Bad Boys for Life (2020)

timespace coordinates: 2020 Miami

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The sequel to Bad Boys II (2003), it is the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise.

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War on Everyone (2016)

 

timespace coordinates: 1990’s (?) Albuquerque, New Mexico / Iceland

War on Everyone is a 2016 British black comedy buddy cop film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Alexander SkarsgårdMichael Peña, and Theo James. (wiki)


The philosopher Thomas Hobbes foretold a future “war of all against all” in his book “Leviathan“.

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