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Equilibrium - Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Kurt Wimmer

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Movie propaganda

In a future where freedom is outlawed, outlaws will become heroes.

In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. The rules of the Librian system are simple. If you are happy, you will be arrested. If you cry, the law will hunt you down. If you read a contraband book or so much as look at a smuggled painting, you've committed a criminal sin. And skip your medicine and your life will be over.

This is the shocking futuristic world of Equilibrium, a razor-sharp action-thriller set in a future where emotion has been banned as the very root of crime and war. To keep the peace, citizens must take their daily dose of Prozium, a powerful designer drug that stops feelings dead and keeps everyone on an even keel. Refuse to take the drug, and special police, trained like Samurai in unique forms of deadly combat, go on the hunt.

Up until now, top-ranking government official John Preston (Christian Bale) has believed in this system, has upheld the system as a highly-trained "Cleric" who seeks out and destroys those who don't take their pills. But then he skips his own dose of Prozium - and discovers an incredible new world of sensation that gives him the passion to fight for freedom.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film science fiction action martial arts drug totalitarian police tyrant

Persons of interest

  • Christian Bale .... Cleric John Preston
  • Sean Bean .... Partridge
  • Oliver Brandl .... Technician
  • Francesco Cabras .... Leader of the rebels
  • Daniel B Clark .... Lead sweeper
  • Taye Diggs .... Cleric Brandt
  • William Fichtner .... Jurgen
  • Christian Kahrmann .... Special squad officer
  • Angus Macfadyen .... Master Cleric
  • Armin Marewski .... Security guard
  • Dominic Purcell
  • Emily Watson .... Mary O'Brian
  • Dennenesch Zoudé
  • Kurt Wimmer .... Screenwriter
  • Kurt Wimmer .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Well. Equilibrium isn't as bad as I thought it would be. You know, science fiction martial arts action movie that never got a cinematic release creeping in straight to DVD...

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries
    • Featurettes: Finding Equilibrium
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions, Italian

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

107 minutes (1:47 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2003
DVD retail: 21 April 2004

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