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Predestination 2014
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To save the future he must reshape the past.
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

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@swnndn Time travel is paradoxical, but there are solutions which allow for this. The simplest one is that every time you time travel you enter an alternative timeline which is entirely unrelated to the one you came from. You can then set up a scenario where it seems like Jane / John are their own parents, but they are actually different versions of Jane / John from different timelines that give birth to a new version of Jane / John.

This movie does give the impression that it's in a consistent time loop, but I don't remember it explicitly stating that there are only one timeline. Minute Physics on YouTube has a video that explains a theoretical solution for this as well, but its a bit more complicated to wrap your head around.

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Brilliant movie that handles time travel like a pro. Everything, the acting, the framing device, is perfectly crafted and closes every lose end with a strange and bizarre bow. Some plot twists are a little predictable but they are still immensely satisfying.

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@swnndn it's explained well here btw: http://www.astronomytrek.com/predestination-2014-explained/

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