Waiting for the Barbarians

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Admirable in theory but disappointing in execution, Waiting for the Barbarians struggles to turn strong performances and worthy themes into affecting drama.

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Movie Info

A local magistrate reevaluates his loyalty to his nation while holed up at a remote outpost.

Cast

Mark Rylance
as The Magistrate
Johnny Depp
as Colonel Holl
Robert Pattinson
as Officer Mandel
David Dencik
as The Clerk
Sam Reid
as The Lieutenant
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