The Colony

The Colony Trailers

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Original title Colonia
Category Drama, Romance, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2016
Production Country
Directors Florian Gallenberger, Florian Gallenberger
Cast Gilles Soeder, Richenda Carey, Jeanne Werner, Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Vicky Krieps, Julian Ovenden, August Zirner, Martin Wuttke, Nicolás Barsoff, Steve Karier, Stefan Merki, Lucila Gandolfo, Johannes Allmayer
Distributor Signature Entertainment


Set amidst the Chilean coup of 1973, The Colony begins by depicting the masses who are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them are Daniel and Lena, a young couple who, like many others, get arrested by Pinochet's secret police for producing propaganda against the regime. Following his arrest, Daniel finds himself trapped in a secret interrogation camp located beneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad; a German sect under the leadership of the notorious, charismatic and unflinching Paul Schäfer. Presenting itself as a charitable mission, the Colonia is in fact a place of brutality and terror that nobody has ever escaped from. Desperate to rescue her boyfriend, Lena infiltrates the cult and witnesses the true darkness of Schäfer's regime before she attempts a dramatic escape that puts both their lives on the line.