Colonia

by Florian Gallenberger

Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Mikael Nyqvist in a nailbiting thriller from Academy Award-winning director Florian Gallenberger - based on true events.

The Chilean coup of 1973. The masses are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them, Daniel and Lena, a young couple, which, like many others, get arrested by Pinochet's secret police. Shortly thereafter, Daniel finds himself trapped in a secret interrogation camp located underground, beneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a German sect following the leadership of the notorious Paul Schäfer. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission but, in fact, it is a place nobody ever escaped from. Desperate to rescue her boyfriend, Lena joins the mysterious cult, hoping to find Daniel there and making their way out. They eventually embark on a dramatic escape.

Genre / Language / Length
Thriller / English / 110 minutes
Original title
Colonia
directed by
Florian Gallenberger (JOHN RABE, COLONIA)
produced by
A Majestic Filmproduktion in co-production with Iris Productions, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Rezo Productions and Fred Films
Cast
  • Emma Watson (NOAH, HARRY POTTER)
  • Daniel Brühl (RUSH, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)
  • Michael Nyqvist (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)
  • Richenda Carey (SEPARATE LIES)
  • Vicky Krieps (A MOST WANTED MAN)
  • Julian Ovenden (DOWNTON ABBEY)
  • August Zirner (COLONIA DIGNIDAD, BELLA MARTHA)
  • Martin Wuttke
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Press Quotes

“It‘s scary, exciting, and thoughtful in all the right places.”
TORONTO FILM SCENE

“Emma Watson infiltrating a Chilean cult is exactly as impressive as it sounds. Watson is the steely center of an unbelievable story based on real events.”
VANITY FAIR

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