Waiting for the Barbarians
Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Nefar, Harry Melling, David Dencik, Sam Reid, Bill Milner, Gursed Dalkhsuren, Tserendagva Purevdorj
J. M. Coetzee, from his novel with the same title
Crispian Sallis, Domenico Sica
Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Michael Fitzgerald, Olga Segura
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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS centers on the crisis of conscience of the Magistrate (Mark Rylance) who is a loyal servant of the Empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the “barbarians”. After he witnesses the cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war, he reconsiders his role in the regime and carries out a quixotic act of rebellion.