Equilibrium is a science fiction/action film about a top government agent in the ...
Equilibrium is a science fiction/action film about a top government agent in the future who misses a dose of his mind altering drug and suddenly becomes humanity’s only hope for change. In the future, after a Third World War has annihilated much of the Earth's population, a new nation known as Libria rises up under the unquestioned leadership of Dupont. Believing human emotions and their expression were to blame for the failure of past societies, Dupont decrees that all citizens must take a daily dose of Prozia II, a drug which levels out their emotions, Dupont has also outlawed all forms of creative expression and any violation of either regulation is punishable by death. John Preston is a Grammaton, an elite law enforcement cleric who tracks down and punishes "sense offenders." One day, Preston accidentally fails to take his Prozia II, and for the first time begins experiencing emotions himself. Preston becomes aware of an underground group of rebels who refuse to take their medication and have embraced art and literature, and he finds himself becoming infatuated with one of their members, Mary O'Brian. Will he suppress his regained ability to feel, or switch his allegiance to the rebellion?