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by Ereht Enoon
While it is not unusual to use Esperanto in movies as the language of an unnamed
location ( see here for
examples), what is probably unique in Blade Trinity is the use of the
Esperanto flag along with it.
The flag is seen at least twice in the movie: Hanging from the Police HQ main entrance after Blade is rescued from jail; and flying hoisted from a rooftop pole in the drop-the-baby scene with Blade and Drake. It seems to be an unmodified Esperanto flag, the star perhaps a bit too small.
It seems to be the flag of the fictional location where the movie is set, a typical north american big city (shot in Vancover, IIRC, but with lots of editing). It could be a city flag, or a fictional state flag. No doubts about the country, the US is mentioned several times (explicitely -- or implicitely, as in White House, FBI, etc.).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 february 2005