|Tom Hollander||President Maximilian II|
|Lara Flynn Boyle||First Lady Josephine|
|Don Warrington||First Sergeant|
Joe, a security guard in a totalitarian society, watches over jailed writer-turned-terrorist Thorne . Devious and intelligent, the latter convinces Joe that their leader, Maximilian II, will bring the country to ruin. Joe frees Thorne and helps him overthrow Maximilian but later learns to regret his actions.