Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown, is stationed in a remote part of South America. He waits patiently for a letter from the King that will grant him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating. His situation is delicate, and he must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He submissively accepts every task entrusted to him by successive governors, who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit. Based on an Argentinian classic novel. Starring Daniel Giménez Cacho & Lola Dueñas.