Eccentric gods Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson really go the extra mile in the film adaptation of Nobel Prize winner JM Coetzee’s cult novel Waiting for the Barbarians – and Depp’s period sunglasses are the icing on the cake…
For several years now, Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Robert Pattinson (“The Batman”) have been in a long-distance battle over who can deliver the more eccentric performances… just think of films like “The Art Of The deal‘, ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘The King’ or ‘The Lighthouse’.
But now there is finally a direct acting duel between the two “madness” actors!
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In “Waiting For The Barbarians” Johnny Depp with historical sunglasses and “Grindelwald’s Crimes” memorial carriage plays a secret police chief who is not exactly slow to succumb to madness in the sweltering desert heat…
If Johnny Depp’s performances are primarily eccentric, soon-to-be Batman Robert Pattinson is downright disturbingly sadistic in his role as a torturer. So he finally pulverizes his questionable “Twilight” legacy.
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Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Dunkirk”) portrays an unnamed magistrate in a small frontier town in the middle of the desert. There are nomads lurking outside the city gates, but there aren’t really any problems with them. However, that all changes with the arrival of Colonel Joll (Johnny Depp). The secret policeman has one of the so-called “barbarians” tortured until he finally “confesses” that the nomads are arming themselves and planning an assault on the empire.
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From then on, Joll and his sadistic deputy Mendel (Robert Pattinson) hunt down the nomads in the desert, while the remaining magistrate increasingly doubts the imperialist idea and a young nomad (Gana Bayarsaikhan), who has broken both ankles and eyes with a glowing fork burned starts to feed up…
Waiting For The Barbarians will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 5, 2020. The film is already available as video on demand.
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