Waiting For The Barbarians

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Italy, United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"This is proficient, measured filmmaking from a director who has already peered more deeply, and persuasively, into colonialism's heart of darkness" (Los Angeles Times). An Official Selection of the Venice and San Sebastián International Film Festivals, Director Ciro Guerra's (BIRDS OF PASSAGE, THE WIND JOURNEYS) adventure-drama centers on a Magistrate working in a distant outpost, who begins to question his loyalty to the empire. J.M. Coetzee pens the screenplay based on his novel, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS stars Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson and Gana Bayarsaikhan.
DIRECTED BY:
Ciro Guerra
WRITTEN BY:
J.M. Coetzee
CAST INCLUDES:
Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi

SYNOPSIS

The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

Waiting For The Barbarians

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Italy, United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Ciro Guerra
WRITTEN BY
J.M. Coetzee
CAST INCLUDES
Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi
"This is proficient, measured filmmaking from a director who has already peered more deeply, and persuasively, into colonialism's heart of darkness" (Los Angeles Times). An Official Selection of the Venice and San Sebastián International Film Festivals, Director Ciro Guerra's (BIRDS OF PASSAGE, THE WIND JOURNEYS) adventure-drama centers on a Magistrate working in a distant outpost, who begins to question his loyalty to the empire. J.M. Coetzee pens the screenplay based on his novel, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS stars Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson and Gana Bayarsaikhan.

The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

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