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The Dictator (movie)

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Tomania


by António Martins-Tuválkin

I watched "the Dictator" (which is a good movie, by the way, in case you haven't seen it) and noticed, that as the barber is being driven by the Tomanian military in their invasion near the end of the movie, there are a lot of flags and banners along one street, with the Tomanian insignia, the double cross. Being a black and white picture, I can't be exactly sure what the colors are, but from what I can tell, it would be black and white, and shows a pair of crosses together in the center of the flag, in a diagonal arrangement. The arm band and banner insignias are different, resembling the Nazi arm bands more closely, with the double cross symbol in a white oval.
Mac Rosevelt, 3 october 2002

I've found a poster showing Chaplin in front of the flag. The double cross emblem appears on Chaplin's hat in the poster even as he obscures it on the flag. But it is a clear parody of the Nazi flag, with a red background and a black double cross on a white ellipse (major axis vertical.)
Albert Kirsch, 10 october 2002

Tomania's Vertical Banner


by António Martins-Tuválkin

Some footage of the movie shows also vertical hanging flags, with the emblem in inverted colors (white crosses on white-rimmed black ovals) on a medium background. It seems too light to be red, even if it would be so to go along with the national flag (documented red in color promo material, as Al shown), but I didn't want to risk and colored it grey instead.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 october 2002

Tomania's marching slodiers flag


by António Martins-Tuválkin

Something for yet another tomanian flag, held by parading soldiers. It shows hanging windless, so I had to guess a bit.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 october 2002