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“Guerra’s film not only feels fresh – it feels vital, bolstered and humanised by a stunning portrait of quiet humanity by Mark Rylance.”
– John Bleasedale, Sight and Sound

Directed by acclaimed director Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage), Waiting For the Barbarians tells the story of the Magistrate (Mark Rylance) of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, who is looking 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, and co-starring Robert Pattinson. In English. Not Rated. Director: Ciro Guerra (US 2019) 113 min

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