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.Written by
The movie was filmed in 2015 but spent two years in post-production. Long delays were due to Lucrecia Martel's battle with uterine cancer. She announced in 2017 during promotion for the completed film that she was in remission. See more »
What are you writing?
A book, Governor.
We need to draft a letter to be sealed and...
A book? A book? Make children, not books. Learn a lesson from our Magistrate, Manuel.
I can't know how my children will be. But I do know how this book will be.
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Siempre en mi corazón
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Cold Kafka in Colonial Argentina
Poor Don Diego de Gama. Both parents Spanish, but he's never been to Spain, as he is frequently snobbily reminded by the Spanish-born residents in his 1790s Argentina back country town. He's a bureacrat serving a king 6000 miles away, unable to decide anything by himself, a fish in water (in a ruling metaphor) who can't live in a wet place. He wants to leave but can't, because everything is on hold. Will a military expedition bail him out? Bitterly totally ironic, structured around off camera sounds that are never what hearers think they are. I'm now hunting down the 1956 novel by Antonio_di_Benedetto.
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