Equilibrium shows a city of the future where all feelings have been suppressed in order to avoid war. Any means of expression that could urge a sensorial response is censored and terminated. Diversity and free thinking have been replaced by uniformity and an unquestionable authority of a “Father”, who guides lives in this new society. The entire city organization is prepared for accommodating spaces needed by the administration, including public space for citizens to congregate, and several kinds of facilities for control.
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Original Title: Equilibrium
Runtime: 107 min.
Country: United States, Germany
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Soundtrack: Klaus Badelt
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Christian Kahrmann, John Keogh, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, Angus Macfayde
At the end of World War III, the world fell under the control of Father and the Tetragrammaton: a government that outlaws all forms of art and emotion. Citizens are forced to take drugs that eliminate emotions. However, “Sense Offenders”: citizens who resist the laws and operate underground are continually at war with the Tetragrammaton. John Preston is a Cleric, an elite super-soldier who’s mission is to hunt down and eliminate Sense Offenders with the help of a ruthless police force.
One day, Preston accidentally breaks his morning dose of emotion suppressant drug and begins to feel. Soon, he begins sympathizing with the Sense Offenders and begins to understand the beauty of feeling… A beauty that the government, in which Preston spent his life serving, would like to see destroyed
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