Waiting for the Barbarians

The message is anything but subtle: Waiting for the Barbarians is a metaphor for fascism, and we are the eponymous brutes.

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Waiting for the Barbarians

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. Adapted by Nobel Prize winning author J.M. Coetzee from his own book, Directed by Ciro Guerra, co-starring Robert Pattinson.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, History
Runtime
112
Language
English
Director
Ciro Guerra
Writer(s)
JM Coetzee
Cast
Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson
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