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Equilibrium (film)

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The movie Equilibrium mainly takes place in a fictional 'future' country named 'Libria'. A totalitarian state where war & hatred are a thing of the past and 'feeling' is a crime punishable by death. The state controls its population via the use of a drug called 'prozium' which subdues human emotions.
Dan Taylor, 21 november 2003

This movie, AKA Cubic & Librium is from 2002. More can be read on the Internet Movie Database.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 november 2005


[fictional flag of Libria]
by António Martins-Tuválkin, based on a screengrab, 8 november 2005

Whilst watching a movie called 'Equilibrium', a flag was displayed fluttering in the breeze near the start of the film. It only appears briefly, but you do get a nice clear view of it. It appears to belong to a fictional 'future' country named 'Libria'.

Looking at the flag, it seems to be the usual lazy movie effort where fascist or totalitarian type states are involved. A red background, white centre circle and a black 'swastika' variant cross in the centre.
Dan Taylor, 21 november 2003

This photo confirms that the cross is not rotated to be a saltire, as the stamp on some props might suggest. On the commentary track of the DVD, the director says:

I didn't want it to be a swastika. In fact, the symbol of the Tetragrammaton, which is the four Ts[...]
On this image (an actual screen capture from the movie), the flag is shown quite well.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 november 2005