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Zama is a movie starring Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, and Matheus Nachtergaele. Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in...

Other Titles
Ζάμα
Running Time
1 hours 55 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Lucrecia Martel
Writer
Lucrecia Martel, Antonio Di Benedetto
Actors
Matheus Nachtergaele, Lola Dueñas, Juan Minujín, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Country
Lebanon, Mexico, France, Portugal, USA, Brazil, Spain, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Switzerland, Argentina
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Comments about drama «Zama» (14)

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Aaron

To the reviewer who said that "this movie is boring and incomprehensible" you clearly have not seen any of his films. To say that a director's work is incomprehensible is to state the same thing as saying that the camera-work is unintelligible. This is an extremely complex film, requiring a lot of thought and attention. And that's what it is. I found myself totally lost and unable to make any sense of what I was seeing. I may have lost interest in the film because of this. But I will never forget it. My favorite scene is when the cop is driving along the highway in his squad car and another car, on the other side of the road, is doing the same. The scene is beautifully photographed, even though it was shot in black and white. I also like the way the cinematographer (who obviously has a lot of talent) used the snowy countryside to create the impression of an arctic wasteland. The street shots were also beautifully done, so it was quite a sight to behold. All in all, I think this film is an amazing achievement and a very sad story. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the stories of African-Americans who experienced slavery, civil rights struggles, and/or the history of the United States. It is an excellent film, and I think that it should be made available on DVD as well. It is quite an art film, that deserves to be seen and appreciated, and the time and effort put into it is very well deserved.

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Richard M.

Liar, liar, thief. Such a great contrast. It's a shame people don't like movies like this anymore. It's as if the makers of these films were overdoing it. A complete masterpiece. My only regret is that I can't share it with you.

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Teresa Lewis

As others have noted, Zama is a refreshing reminder that true artistic values and substance do not necessarily come in a truckload with epic movie budgets and multi-million dollar budgets. Here we have a young man going through a change of environment. From trying to survive in a war-torn country to finding his place in a fast-paced modern-day world, we can see how a person can adapt and change, and it is one of the reasons Zama is so refreshing. There are some painful scenes, and some scenes that leave us thinking 'what the hell was that for?', but Zama does not strive for any grand statement or epic spectacle. We are told that this is a movie for one reason: to entertain, and that is exactly what it does. I had no idea that this was a directorial debut for the young Israeli filmmaker, and now I have an understanding of his style. For me, Zama is a refreshing and engaging experience.

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Patrick

Well, it is a short film but it has a much deeper meaning. It is about the nature of all the different kinds of lives. People can not do anything against their nature. All the stories that we see are made of those values. The very qualities of the values are what is that makes a person do the things he does. They are who we are. There is no way we can escape those values. That is what we all experience. That is what drives us. It is a must watch for everyone. If you are reading this, do not miss this great film.

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Kyle B.

Morpheus is a sad, tortured soul. This story about the Greek landowner and his wife, his son and his daughter, and a first-hand account of their final tragedy is an exciting and touching film. But the most important element of this story is the way the film takes us from the Greek landscape to a part of the world where the real human experience is happening. The director, Kieslowski, does not allow his film to talk about the Greek countryside but to take us on the journey to the village in the countryside, the rivulet, the spring and the beautiful waters of the river. What we see is not the reality of the Greek countryside but the fantasy of a man and his family. This is the deepest sense of the film. The performance of the actors is also very strong. They bring us together in this new and unique land. The directing and the cinematography are also important elements of the film. The masterfully filmed scenes are composed in a very natural way. Kieslowski does not go for the surreal but goes for the common reality of our lives. In my opinion, this is the true meaning of Kieslowski's art.

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Mark J.

The direction is superb. The acting is spot on. Every character has the right facial expressions and gestures. The humor is heavy but light. The story is fantastic and not formulaic. The cinematography is superb. The only thing I did not like was the whole sex scene in the first half. The sex scenes at the beginning in the second half were really very bad. The camera angle and camera angle of the second half had to be a lot better. The second half had the most graphic sex scene ever. The overall performance was excellent and excellent. The score by Rubin Glidewald and the dialogue by Wolfgang Obrist are both very good. In conclusion, this is a very good film. I give it a 9.5 out of 10.

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Julie R.

This film reminded me of the horror of BANZAS under the dictatorship in Argentina. The film is a little slow, but still you get into the characters' lives, and the acting is very good. The filming is very good, and I am glad I got a chance to see this film, as the majority of people probably didn't. I recommend this film to people that like the subject of the dictatorships, and people that want to see a film about how the people reacted after the events of the 30's and 40's. If you're looking for a different film, and you want to see a film about the relationship between the country and the people, and people in general, then this film is for you.

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Bruce Newman

This film is an exciting thriller that combines suspense and passion. The way the story is told gives you an insight into what it means to be a criminal and a rebel and how it's possible to hide your true motives. Also the way the story unfolds is also a bit different from most films of its kind. The acting in this film is really good and it keeps you interested until the end. The film also has an interesting concept about freedom and personal freedom. In this film it's really easy to see that society is used to imprisoning the individual, but in the end the main character doesn't want to be trapped. It's also very interesting to see that the police are more organized and competent than the criminals and that some crimes are committed out of loyalty to a family.

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Anthony Hunter

I think it is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen in a long time. I think it is very sincere, and at the same time that it is mysterious and very deep. The film is very slow in some parts, but I think that it is good, and the ideas it presents are very interesting. The man is very emotional in the beginning, and as the story progresses, you start to feel his pain. I think it is a very honest film, and that's why I can't really say anything bad about it. I think that it is a good movie, and I recommend it to everyone. I think it is definitely one of the best films ever. Thank you for reading this review.

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Steven

A remarkable film that I have seen before, the story is about the place where a young guy became his lost father and a boy who does not accept his father. The story is about the life of a boy and his father, and the loneliness that can break a family, so it's a story about a father, and a son, and a brother, and a sister, and a brother, and a sister. That is the strongest part of the film. It is about life, about life, and it is a very good film. There is no weak parts of the film, and you can't look at the film and see that this is a bad film. It is about life and it is about life. It is a very good film.

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Evelyn R.

I know many people are going to disagree with me but I thought this film was very beautiful. It's a psychological thriller, but it's more than that. It's about life, life's choices, and life is what we make it, which is the real point of the film. It was a very subtle, unassuming film, but very powerful. I thought the performance of all the characters were amazing. Each one of them had an important part in the story, and each one of them also had a real, honest, dark side. I also thought the camera-work was very great. The camera-work was subtle and clever, and it made you feel like you were actually there. It's also very different than anything I've ever seen before. I thought the way they chose to use the cameras was so unique. They seemed to be manipulating us, not by use of sound, but by the camera. It was very smart and really clever. I thought the story was interesting. I thought the characters were great, and I think I would be very happy to see the movie again. It was so mysterious, and I'm glad I saw it in the theater. I'm really curious to see the rest of the movie. I really liked the story and the characters, and I think I would be glad to see it again, but I'm glad I saw it in the theater.

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Anthony L.

This film is a masterpiece. It takes you into the life of one of its primary characters. The story itself is engrossing and the characters are great, especially the 2 main protagonists. The conflict that the leads have is palpable and really goes to the heart of the issue. You feel empathy for these characters and even feel for their failures. For me, this film was the first film I've seen that truly and completely made me feel and experience the real and overwhelming suffering of refugees. The story is told in such a way that you feel as if you are in the refugee camp, and the sound track by David Bowie is really outstanding. This film is just plain amazing. 8/10

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Michael Morrison

Set during the civil war in Cote d'Ivoire, this is a story of war, love, betrayal, and more. This is about what the children of one family (in this case, Malek) see and do during a tense, bloody conflict that lasts about five years. There are many ways to watch this movie. The camera work is very artistic and the scene placement is simply amazing. There are moments when the camera moves from side to side, and the situation changes in real time. There are also scenes that have a very slow pace, and are quiet, but when the camera is moving, the story is completely captivating. The characters are strong and believable, and the story is filled with human conflict and redemption. I have read other comments that say this is a story about kids, but in fact, this movie is about adults as well. You will see what I mean when you watch this movie. It's a movie about human emotions, rebellion, and love, and it's about life and death. This is a very thought-provoking film, and it has a wonderful ending. It also has a great soundtrack and is a very satisfying film to watch. This movie is a must see.

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Alan

This movie is a slow and somewhat boring film. The story is very weak, and the acting is terrible. But I did like the way the story was told. The main character is very lonely and lonely, but he tries to find a friend. The movie is very sad and depressing, but it is worth watching. I recommend it to anyone who likes a slow and boring movie.