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Waiting for the Barbarians

Venezia 76 Competition

Director:
Ciro Guerra
Production:
Iervolino Entertainment (Michael Fitzgerald, Olga Segura, Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino)
Running Time:
112’
Language:
English, Mongolian
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Greta Scacchi
Screenplay:
J.M. Coetzee
Cinematographer:
Chris Menges
Editor:
Jacopo Quadri
Production Designer:
Domenico Sica, Crispian Sallis
Costume Designer:
Carlo Poggioli
Music:
Giampiero Ambrosi
Sound:
Paolo Segat
Visual Effects:
El Ranchito

Synopsis

A 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 his hands and the torture of a young barbarian woman combine to lead the magistrate to a crisis of conscience and a quixotic act of rebellion.

Director’s Statement

When we began to work on the adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel, I thought the story took place in a distant world in remote times. As the filmmaking process evolved, that distant time and place began to feel closer and closer. Now that we are done, the story has somehow morphed into a story about our present age.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Michael Fitzgerald,Olga Segura, Monika Bacardi,Andrea Iervolino - IERVOLINO ENTERTAINMENT spa

WORLD SALES: Sultan Julie - AMBI DISTRIBUTION
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90034 - Los Angeles, United States
Tel. +1 310 274 2000
office@ambidistribution.com
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ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Alessio Piccirillo – Manzopiccirillo
Via Emanuele Filiberto
00185 – Rome, Italy
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info@manzopiccirillo.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE (attending the Festival): Adele Ibbotson - DDA
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INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Dennis Dembia - Rogers&Cowan
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