Colonia (2016): Political Thriller Starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl

Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”) and Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”) star in the historical romantic thriller Colonia (aks The Colony), which shot in Luxembourg, Munich, Berlin and South America.

The film is set against the backdrop of the 1973 Chilean military coup and the real “Colonia Dignidad,” a notorious cult in Southern Chile, led by German lay preacher Paul Schäfer. 

Directed by Florian Gallenberger (“John Rabe”), “Colonia” tells the story of Lena and Daniel, 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 but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.

Gallenberger and Torsten Wenzel penned the script, which is inspired by true events.