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Images contributed by Jorge Candeias
I recently came across a reproduction of the poster of an old french film,
directed by Jean Vigo in 1934 and called "L'Atalante". You can see a tiny
scan of a video cover here , that includes
The film is set on a ship, called L'Atalante, that apparently flies a swallowtailed flag with a light disc shifted to the hoist, charged with a dark (perhaps black) uppercase "R". Apparently because I didn't see the movie itself, but this flag appears on the poster, both as a flying flag and as a drawing on the ship's stern (see attached details).
Now, this flag looks familiar but, apart from a micronation called Empire of Runion, that chose something very similar (red swallowtail with a white disc and a black *crowned* R), I can't pinpoint it. Is it real? Is it fictitious? Did anyone here see the movie and can tell if the flag indeed flies in it?
Jorge Candeias, 27 july 2003