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| | 1 hr 46 min | Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Equilibrium is a film that has achieved cult classic status, and which is one of the more unique films in Christian Bale's career. Combining dystopian futures, insane action and deep, meaningful reflections on the nature of the human spirit, Equilibrium is a movie with ripple effects. Equilibrium takes place in a future where human emotion is considered a thing of the past. With all emotion repressed by the drug Prozium, people can become efficient, perfectly capable of handling any situation. The city even developed a highly trained and specialized police force, the Tetragrammaton Clerics. Masters of the mathematical art of gun kata, these deadly warriors are trained to fight against overwhelming odds, and they're proficient at sniffing out people that have ceased the dose to begin feeling human emotions once again.

High ranking cleric Preston (Bale) is one of the best at what he does. He's efficient and merciless, even killing his own partner, Cleric Partridge (Sean Bean) when he discovers that he's begun feeling. Everything is in order, until Preston accidentally misses a single dose of Prozium. That one little mistake is like a drug, enough to bring all the thoughts, feelings and emotions rushing back little by little as he attempts to feel while hiding that he's feeling.

Preston also attempts to, and succeeds in, making contact with the Resistance; other men and women gone into hiding and trying to eliminate Prozium and its effects. In a dangerous gamble Preston offers up the Resistance to the Tetragrammaton for the chance to meet Father, the leader of the city of Libria. When plans go awry however, Preston has to use every scrap of training, along with every ounce of love, hate, rage and desire that he now feels to smash his way into the city's inner sanctum for a final battle that will decide the heart and soul of the people that he has sworn to protect with his very life.

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Stars
Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean
Director
Kurt Wimmer
Language
English
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