1572 – Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

spacetime coordinates: 19th century, unnamed Asian frontier desert outpost

Waiting for the Barbarians is a 2020 Italian-American drama film directed by Ciro Guerra (El abrazo de la serpiente) in his English-language directorial debut. The film is based on the novel of the same name by J. M. Coetzee (adaptation written by author). It stars Mark RylanceJohnny DeppRobert PattinsonGana Bayarsaikhan, and Greta Scacchi. (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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1276 – Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

timespace coordinates: 2010’s Detroit /  Tangier

only_lovers_left_alive_ver6_xlgOnly Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Tilda SwintonTom HiddlestonMia WasikowskaAnton YelchinJeffrey WrightSlimane Dazi and John Hurt. An international co-production of the United Kingdom and Germany, the film focuses on the romance between two vampires. (wiki)

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1273 – John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019)

timespace coordinates: 2010’s New York City /  CasablancaMorocco

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (also known as John Wick: Chapter 3 or simply John Wick 3) is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). (wiki)

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