‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Trailer: Question Your Loyalty to the Empire

Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the official trailer for Waiting for the Barbarians, based on the J.M. Coetzee novel of the same name.

This has one heck of a cast. Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson, and Johnny Depp are all house-hold names that have been nominated for or have won numerous awards. In a year with very few new releases, there’s a good chance this film could be seen by many who would have never given it a second thought.

Plot Synopsis:

The Magistrate (Mark 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 (Johnny 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 hits digital platforms and on-demand August 7, 2020.


What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

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Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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