Starring: Lola Dueñas, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Matheus Nachtergaele
Duration: 115 min
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 on a hunt for a legendary bandit who may or may not exist. Lucrecia Martel’s fourth feature is an astonishing adaptation of Antonio Di Benedetto’s 1956 existential novel.
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