Cape Town – The film adaptation of JM Coetzee’s novel Waiting for the Barbarians will have its world premiere at the Venice film festival in September.
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The upcoming drama directed by Circo Guerra stars Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it centres on a character known as the Magistrate (Rylance) a loyal servant of “the Empire” who’s has a crisis of conscience.
The Magistrate is replaced by a warrant officer for the Empire (Pattinson) after he is charged with treason.
Depp plays Colonel Joll, the leader of a special forces expedition who captures barbarians and tortures them publicly.
La vérité (The Truth), directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu will open the festival on 28 August and the Mick Jagger heist film The Burnt Orange Heresy will close the festival on 7 September.