Zama

    Genre
    Drama, History
  • Runtime
    115 mins
  • Release Date
    2017
  • Countries
    Argentina
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, ZAMA offers insightful and scathing observations on class and colonialism, from director Lucrecia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN). The film follows Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires, and results in "an elegantly lensed and slowly percolating satire of 18th-century colonial misadventures" (Toronto Star).
DIRECTED BY:
Lucrecia Martel
WRITTEN BY:
Lucrecia Martel, Antonio Di Benedetto
CAST INCLUDES:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele

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.

Zama

    Genre
    Drama, History
  • Runtime
    115 mins
  • Release Date
    2017
  • Countries
    Argentina
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Lucrecia Martel
WRITTEN BY
Lucrecia Martel, Antonio Di Benedetto
CAST INCLUDES
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele
Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, ZAMA offers insightful and scathing observations on class and colonialism, from director Lucrecia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN). The film follows Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires, and results in "an elegantly lensed and slowly percolating satire of 18th-century colonial misadventures" (Toronto Star).

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.

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