In 18th-century colonial Paraguay, local-born administrative functionary Don Diego De Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho) dutifully and pompously serves the will of the Spanish Empire and dreams of his advancement to a more prestigious post. Cunning coworkers and humbling fate, however, will assure that the better life he seeks stays out of his reach. Lucrecia Martel’s take on the Antonio di Benedetto novel co-stars Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín. 115 min.
Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese