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Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

A Magistrate working in a distant outpost begins to question his loyalty to the empire.

Director:

Ciro Guerra

Writer:

J.M. Coetzee (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Rylance ... The Magistrate
Johnny Depp ... Colonel Joll
Robert Pattinson ... Officer Mandel
Gana Bayarsaikhan ... The Girl
Greta Scacchi ... Mai
David Dencik ... The Clerk
Sam Reid ... The Lieutenant
Harry Melling ... Garrison Soldier 4
Bill Milner ... Garrison Soldier 5
Gursed Dalkhsuren Gursed Dalkhsuren ... Old Prisoner
Tserendagva Purevdorj Tserendagva Purevdorj ... Old Barbarian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haqi Ali Haqi Ali ... Farmer 2
Paul Bazely ... The Herbalist
Hami Belal Hami Belal ... Joll's Man #1
Adam Bensallah Adam Bensallah ... Mai's Grandson
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A Magistrate working in a distant outpost begins to question his loyalty to the empire.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (Italy) See more »

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Waiting for the Barbarians See more »

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Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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Colonialism then and now
8 October 2019 | by catherines_ukSee all my reviews

Set in the 19th century in an unnamed Asian frontier post, this story describes how imperialism and colonialism disrupts the lives of ordinary people. Mark Rylance is the magistrate of a peaceful settlement where the biggest crime is a pig invading a neighbour's garden brilliantly acting an excellent script based in a prize winning novel,. Johnny Depp is the sinister policeman from the capital who suspects a rebellion and uses torture to get "confessions" A young nomadic girl who is a victim is befriended by the magistrate. The story is well told and the scenery spectacular- deserts and mountains. What is very well done by this film set in the past is that the methods of the policeman, the attitude of the empire , and the whole issue or race and occupation are as relevant today , and this is an allegory of what is happening in the Middle East, the Congo and elsewhere at this very moment.


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