Equilibrium (film)

Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs.

Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of Prozium II to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and Sense Offenders those who fail to take their Prozium are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by Father, who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the Nether regions outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials art, literature, and music and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the Underground, emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.John Preston Christian Bale is a highranking Cleric. His wife, Viviana Alexa Summer and Maria Pia Calzone, was executed as a Sense Offender. Following a raid, Preston notices his partner, Errol Partridge Sean Bean, saving a book of poems instead of turning it in for incineration. Preston tracks down Partridge, who is hiding in the Nether region reading the book. Partridge confesses to Preston that he believes he was wrong to serve the government. He acknowledges that the consequences of feeling emotions are a heavy cost, but remarks, I pay it gladly as he slowly reaches for his gun. Preston is forced to execute him. ........

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