The Waiting

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


Based on a short story by the Argentine writer Jorge Borges, The Waiting is a minute-by-minute account of a Mafia hitman stalking his mark while being pursued by his past. Bound by contract and tradition, but torn by preoccupations with a wife and son he deserted years before, the killer walks a fine line between his brutal, indifferent daily routine, and his haunting world of dreams, memories and fleeting encounters with his loved ones.

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