Synopsis

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 realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit. (Venice Film Festival).

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Credits

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OT: Zama
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Screenplay: Antonio Di Benedetto, Lucretia Martel
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Portugal, USA 2017
Production: Rei Cine, Bananeira Filmes, El Deseo, Patagonik, MPM Film, Canana, Lemming Film / Executive producers: Pablo Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Rafael Spregelburd
Length: 115 min.
Language: Spanish OV / German subtitles
German Distribution: Grandfilm
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, New York, Haifa, Rio, London, Mumbai, Busan, Sao Paolo, Munich etc.
Awards: More than 40 awards worldwide, including ten Argentinean film awards, Basel, Havana, Rotterdam