557 – Gangs of New York (2002)

spacetime coordinates: 1846 – 1862  New York City

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American epic period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. It was inspired by Herbert Asbury‘s 1928 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York.

The film is set in 1863 and follows gang leader William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) in his roles as crime boss and political kingmaker under the helm of “Boss” Tweed (Jim Broadbent). The film culminates in a violent confrontation between Cutting and his mob with the protagonist Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his allies, which prefaces the real-life New York Draft Riots of 1863.

historical accuracy   imdb 

10th Anniversary Trailer

 

375 – The Foreigner (2017)

spacetime coordinates:  2010’s UKforeigner_ver11_xlgThe Foreigner is a 2017 British-Chinese action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie ChanPierce BrosnanMichael McElhattonLiu TaoCharlie MurphyOrla Brady and Katie Leung, and follows a humble businessman with a buried past who seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615160/