Waiting for the Barbarians Movie

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Status: Pre-Production As of July 20, 2018

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Principal photography slated to begin this fall in Europe and North America.

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Waiting for the Barbarians

TBA | Thriller Political

Centers on a magistrate; a loyal servant (Mark Rylance) of "the Empire" who is working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the so-called "barbarians." After he wit... full plot below

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Directed by

Ciro Guerra

Screenwriter

J.M. Coetzee

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Storyline

Centers on a magistrate; a loyal servant (Mark Rylance) of "the Empire" who is working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the so-called "barbarians." After he witnesses the cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war, he reconsiders his role in the regime and carries out a quixotic act of rebellion.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on J.M. Coetzee 's novel which was first published in 1980.

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