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Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

Coming Out at August 7, 2020 in theaters.


Waiting for the Barbarians is action drama film directed by Ciro Guerra in his English-language directorial debut. The film is based on the novel of the same name by J. M. Coetzee. It stars Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, and Greta Scacchi.

The Magistrate (Rylance) manages an outpost on the frontiers of an unnamed Empire. The state of affairs is pacific and there are only minor misunderstandings. At this point in marches Colonel Joll (Depp) who immediately requests to be briefed on the state of the affairs on the frontiers because of his ignorance. The Magistrate tries his best but Colonel Joll remains pessimistic, apparent when he apprehends, accuses, and incarcerates an innocent man and his nephew for being sheep rustlers. Colonel Joll not only disbelieves in their innocence but proceeds to torture them, resulting in the man’s death. The Magistrate confronts Colonel Joll about the torture and death to which Colonel Joll presents the nephew’s confession to a fantastical notion of a barbarian uprising…

Director: Ciro Guerra

Writers: J.M. Coetzee

Stars: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Harry Melling, Greta Scacchi, Bill Milner, David Dencik


Mark RylanceMagistrate
Johnny DeppColonel Joll
Robert PattinsonOfficer Mandel
Gana BayarsaikhanThe Girl
Greta ScacchiMai
David DencikClerk
Sam ReidLieutenant
Harry MellingGarrison Soldier 4
Bill MilnerGarrison Soldier 5
Gursed DalkhsurenOld Man
Tserendagva PurevdorjOld Barbarian
Isabella NefarStar
David MoorstGarrison Soldier 6
Joseph LongBaker
Nayef RashedFarmer 1
Haqi AliFarmer 2
Dulguun-Erdene GaramkhandBoy
Wil CobanMandel’s Guard
Faical ElkihelGarrison Soldier 2
Simon Luca OldaniGarrison Soldier 1
Laura CosacBaker’s Wife
Adam BensallahMai’s Grandson
Paul BazelyHerbalist
Hami BelalJoll’s Soldier 1
Wissal BelgouzdmteYoung Girl
Aissam BenamarGarrison Soldier 3
Abdellah BensaidGarrison Sergeant
Rachid El AsriJoll’s Soldier 3
Mjid El GachiJoll’s Soldier 4
Younes El MejjadYoung Boy 2
Berenger GuibonJoll’s Soldier 2
Ahmed HaririHerbalist’s Son
Abdelghaffour KarimJoll’s Carriage Driver
Rayane NabahaYoung Boy 1
Marianela Quintero JacomeServing Girl 1
Inti Jimena Zamora MartinezServing Girl 2
Gantulga BayarsaikhanBarbarian Rider
Gansukh BayarsaikhanBarbarian Rider
Jovjid LkhamkhuuBarbarian Rider
Jovjid OtgonjargalBarbarian Rider
Tsend TserenbyambaBarbarian Rider
Wong CharlieBarbarian Village Leader
Clem SoBarbarian 5


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