COLONIA is an upcoming thriller film directed by Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger (Quiero ser (I want to be ...), John Rabe) which he co-wrote with Torsten Wenzel. Starring Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist, the film was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena and Daniel (Watson and Brühl), a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer (Nyqvist) but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.
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