Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind.
The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Argentinean literature. From the director of LA CIENAGA and THE HEADLESS WOMAN.
"...a patient, delicately strange film chronicling an increasingly impatient man and a destiny beyond his control."
"Mr. Giménez Cacho, who appears in nearly every scene, anchors "Zama" beautifully in an expressive yet reserved performance that pulls you in intellectually rather than emotionally."
"A mordantly funny and relentlessly modernist critique of colonialism."
Directed by Lucretia Martel
In Spanish with English Subtitles
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