The film is a science fiction drama set in a futuristic 1950. The plot and aesthetics of the film are heavily influenced by Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
1950: pacifist ideals are threatened when the "United States of Europe" comes into conflict with the "Empire of the Atlantic States". The former comprises both Europe and the territories of the European empires of the time. The latter is a combination of the United States and South America.
In the film the prohibition era in America extends to 1950 and the tension is initially caused by bootleggers crossing the borders between territories. One such incident leads to a shoot-out between border guards in which both sides... Read More