At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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Ciro Guerra

Writers:

J.M. Coetzee (based on the novel by), J.M. Coetzee (screenplay by)
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Mark Rylance ... Magistrate
Johnny Depp ... Colonel Joll
Robert Pattinson ... Officer Mandel
Gana Bayarsaikhan ... The Girl
Greta Scacchi ... Mai
David Dencik ... Clerk
Sam Reid ... Lieutenant
Harry Melling ... Garrison Soldier 4
Bill Milner ... Garrison Soldier 5
Gursed Dalkhsuren Gursed Dalkhsuren ... Old Man
Tserendagva Purevdorj Tserendagva Purevdorj ... Old Barbarian
Isabella Nefar ... Star
David Moorst ... Garrison Soldier 6
Joseph Long ... Baker
Nayef Rashed ... Farmer 1
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At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate of an unnamed empire suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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Principal photography took place in November & December 2018 in Morocco and Italy. See more »

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Music by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders (ASCAP)
(p) 2019 Pianella Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Marco Beltrami & Pianella Music, Inc.
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A great movie, great storyline, but not for everyone
17 December 2020 | by mustafaghaleiwSee all my reviews

I'm a movie goer, I like very much watching great movies, the ones that touch our hearts with their great storyline, and every now and then one comes a long that leaves me think about what I've just watched and reflect its story on my personal life and the world we live in and what's going in it.

I don't think it was about any specific events in the human history, but it captures very well the cruelty of human beings against each other, but at the same time in the midst of this savagery, there is still someone who still have a very good heart, still human, still have the courage to stand up against those savages, even when his own life is put at risk. I believe it shows extremely well how those who speak the truth and warns us of our evil deeds and the unfairness we do daily how they are being badly treated, mocked and ridiculed in our organizations and our societies. This movie is really great.


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English

Release Date:

7 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting for the Barbarians See more »

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Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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$761,361
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