Waiting for the Barbarians

  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Ciro Guerra
  • Producer(s): Andrea Iervolino, Michael Fitzgerald, Monika Bacardi, Olga Segura
  • Writer(s): J. M. Coetzee
  • Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  • Length: 1h 52m


The Magistrate (Mark Rylance) of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll (Johnny Depp), 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.


Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi
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