Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist
Directed By: Florian Gallenberger
Running Time: 110 Minutes
BBFC Certificate: 15
UK Release Date: 1st July 2016
Every now and then we get a film based on a horrific true story that shocks us, grabs us by the emotive heartstrings and presents us with an uncomfortable yet captivating viewing experience as it unfolds. And despite this film’s subject matter, it just doesn’t give the audience the kind of visual experience a story like this deserves or have the same effect as, for example, watching Schindler’s List (1993).
The Colony tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and her boyfriend Daniel (Daniel Brühl) during the Chilean military coup in 1967. General Pinochet’s secret police abduct Daniel and take him to Colonia Dignidad, which is a peaceful religious sanctuary to the outside world, but no one who has entered has ever escaped. Upon hearing about where Daniel’s is, Lena goes there to rescue him, but Colonia Dignidad is not what it seems and she enters into a dangerous and abusive religious cult. [Read more…]