Waiting For The Barbarians

UK 15 Certificate
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September 7, 2020
Director
Runtime
1 Hour 54 Minutes
Genre
Drama
Language
English
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strong violence, injury detail, references to torture

The Magistrate, administrator of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, 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. The treatment of the 'barbarians' at the hands of the Colonel and the torture of a young 'barbarian' woman combine to lead the Magistrate to a crisis of conscience and a quixotic act of rebellion.

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August 11, 2020

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Waiting For The Barbarians - Trailer starring Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, and Robert Pattinson

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