‘Zama’ Review: Lucrecia Martel’s Imperialism Takedown Is a Slow-Burn Masterpiece

A man in a uniform is standing on the beach, staring at the sea. Natives trudge along the shore behind him. His profile makes him look like a statue, the sort of noble “Hail the conquering hero!” sculpture you’d see in national galleries. His name is Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho). The place is the edge of Argentina. The century is the 18th. He’s been sent to claim and tame this land

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