Directed by Lucrecia Martel
Louverture Films is a Co Producer
Feature film based on the epic novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Set in the last decade of the 18th Century, just before the spark that set off the independence movements, the story turns on Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown who serves out his time in a provincial backwater, awaiting a promotion and a transfer to Buenos Aires that never seems to come. Forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by successive Governors, he decides he must attract the notice of the King, and joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous outlaw who has been terrorizing the Spanish colonizers. Entering the jungle and encountering other peoples, Zama loses himself and gains, finally, the chance to live.