Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, ZAMA is the new film from acclaimed director Lucrecia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN, LA CIENAGA). 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Zama offers a series of scathingly insightful observations about colonialism and class dynamics -- and satisfyingly ends a long wait between projects from writer-director Lucrecia Martel.
Cast & Crew
- Strand Releasing
- © 2017 Rei Cine SRL, Bananeira Filmes LTDA, El Deseo DA SLU, Patagonik Film Group SA
- Spanish (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)