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Waiting for the barbarians

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (EAS, OSH)

Languages

Closed-captioned.

Performers

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi, David Dencik, Sam Reid.

Publication Information

Culver City, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2020]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 113 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

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.

Notes

Based on the novel by J.M. Coetzee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.

Bonus trailers: "Waiting for the barbarians," "Judy and Punch," "Fisherman's friends," "Bull," "Apocalypto."

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