Following its successful release in Germany, Luxembourg and many other countries all around the world, COLONIA opens in France. Rezo Films will distribute this captivating thriller by Florian Gallenberger starting at July 20th.
Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochets 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 (Michael Nyqvist) but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.
COLONIA is a marriage of a political thriller and an unforgettable love story set during one of the Cold Wars darkest chapters.