A movie based on a novel by JM Coetzee joins the catalog of Netflix. Is about waiting for the barbarians, which appeared in the ranking of the most viewed films. It is a 2019 feature film based on the novel of the same name by the South African writer, who also won the Nobel Prize for Literature (and is the film’s screenwriter).
The production went through venice festivalthen it was shown in some commercial cinemas and now it is available in Netflix. This 113-minute drama, suitable for people over 16 years of age, stars Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance y Robert Pattinson.
Set in one on one small colonial town right on the border of the british empire, the inhabitants of the community begin to question their loyalty to the Empire. Although they live in apparent peace, in reality they try to ignore an inevitable war against the so-called “barbarians”. That apparent peace and harmony ends when the Empire dictates a state of emergency and announces that it will set up a special forces office in the town, which is dedicated to capturing, torturing and publicly executing hundreds of barbarians.
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