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The 1969 film Z, a political thriller directed by Costa Gavras. Filmed in France and Algeria, the movie was set in an unnamed state; its plot was a barely-fictionalized retelling of the 1963 assassination of a Greek politician, Grigoris Lambrakis.
Eugene Ipavec, 28 February 2011

Unnamed country

[Car flag in unnamed country]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 February 2011

The vehicles of high officials in the film display a car flag: blue with four small light-colored objects (stars?) arranged in a cross-shape. On the obverse only, another charge appears to be added in the center of the cross, a larger but less solid squiggle. (A CoA, monogram, or a French "RF"?)

I don't know if the flags were newly-made props, or real French or Algerian car flags conscripted by the filmmakers. Checking the French and Algerian pages, I could find no similar positional or service flags.
Eugene Ipavec, 28 February 2011

This screenshot from the movie shows a flag with four stars on blue. Since the (apparently) fictional unnamed country is based on Greece in all but name, without doubt it's a reference to the Greek Cross.
José Eduardo González Vargas, 14 May 2008