Waiting for the Barbarians stars Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance, Gana Bayarsaikhan, and Greta Scacchi. This will be director Ciro Guerra first English-language film.
The Magistrate (Rylance) of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll (Depp), 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, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.
Waiting for the Barbarians is adapted from of J.M. Coetzee‘s acclaimed 1980 novel of the same name and will be released on August 7, 2020.