Waiting for the Barbarians is another testament to the global reach of contemporary cinema. This co-production between Italy and the United States stars British Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson, American Johnny Depp, Mongolian actress Jana Bayarsekhan and Italian Greta Scacchi.
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A magistrate at the base of a remote outpost questions his loyalty to the Empire. When an colonel arrives and starts torturing the Bedouins along the border.
It is adapted from a book by South African author J. M. coetzee, The film was written and directed by Colombian director Ciro Guerra.
What is “Waiting for the Barbarians”?
Judge Mark Rylance runs the outpost On the desert frontier of an empire whose name is never mentioned.
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They all speak English, but neither the flags nor the uniforms correspond to the British Empire. The judge managed to maintain a certain order without major shocks.
But things begin to change with the arrival of a mysterious and sinister figure, Colonel Joule (Johnny Depp), who seems to have clear orders from the central authority.
It will be the beginning of increasing conflicts between the members of the empire and the inhabitants of the place. Later, Officer Mandel (Robert Pattinson), one of Colonel Joule’s henchmen, arrives. Who has the task of commanding the fort and ends up deepening all of the above clashes.
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Trailer for the movie “Waiting for the Barbarians”
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