Waiting for the Barbarians

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In Theaters: August 7, 2020 (limited)

On DVD: September 8, 2020

On Digital: August 7, 2020

On VOD: August 7, 2020

1h 52m | Drama


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.

Director: Ciro Guerra
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Producer(s): Andrea Iervolino, Michael Fitzgerald, Monika Bacardi, Olga Segura
Cast: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi
Writer(s): J. M. Coetzee

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