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The Dogs of War (movie)

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Today, RTP broadcasted a 1981 movie with Christopher Walken called "The Dogs of War". It's set in a small and fictitious african country under a fierce dictatorship, called Zangora. See IMDB's file of the movie here.
Jorge Candeias, 17 april 2004


by Jorge Candeias & Marc Pasquin

The West-African country of Zangaro had a flag with a yellow star with 10 points in the centre and from the centre red and black stripe emerge, like in the Dutch naval jack.
Jeroen Heijmans, 19 April 1999

The flag of the country appears a couple of times in the beginning, and Walken's character arrives there, but since I wasn't expecting it I didn't set my brain to recording mode. What follows is to be considered dubious, pending confirmation.

What's certain: the flag has a gyronny pattern in red and black with a yellow, 5-pointed star in the center. What's uncertain: the orientation of the star, the number of parts in the gyronny and their orientation. The shade of red might have been darker too.
Jorge Candeias, 17 april 2004

[Editor's Note: Turns out the star is actualy 8-pointed over 10 segments. ]