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.
★★★★★ - "Zama is a story that obviously has something of Beckett and Kafka, but creates worryingly plausible real-world evocations of their cosmic loneliness and bureaucratic imprisonment." - GUARDIAN
★★★★★ "Unique, mischievous and gorgeously clever" - DOMINION POST
★★★★½ - "A fascinating examination of crumbling masculinity wrapped in some truly wondrous cinematography." - NZ HERALD
★★★★ “Lucrecia Martel’s imperialism takedown is a slow-burn masterpiece” - ROLLING STONE
★★★★ “Highly original Argentine adaptation surprises with brutality and lyricism" - UK INDEPENDENT
★★★★ - "impeccably done" - UK TIMES
★★★★ - "an absurd, ruthlessly funny take on empire" - DAILY TELEGRAPH
“This surreal period piece is 2018’s best film so far” - VARIETY
Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele
Director: Lucrecia Martel
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