Equilibrium (2002, USA) C-107m. SCOPE ** D: Kurt Wimmer. Starring Christian Bale, Dominic Purcell, Sean Bean, Christian Kahrmann, John Keogh, Sean Pertwee, Emily Watson, David Hemmings. In the near future anyone who shows emotions is outlawed and persecuted. Policeman Bale is especially cold and untouched by all this, until his colleague Bean steals a book which is supposed to be burned. Obviously, there is a rebel movement out there. Writer-director Wimmer should be accused of plagiarism. His film is like Fahrenheit 451 meets 1984 with absolutely no ideas of its own. Some flashy action sequences may make it interesting for action fans. Also known as CUBIC.


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