directed by
Florian Gallenberger


Torsten Wenzel


Richenda Carey

Technical data

Year: 2015
Language: English
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 110min
Producers: Nicolas Steil - Iris Productions
Majestic Filmproduktion (D)
Rat Pack Filmproduktion (D)
Fred Films (USA)
Distribution: Majestic Filmverleih (2015) (Germany) (all media)
Mono Film (2016) (Thailand) (theatrical)
Nikkatsu (2016) (Japan) (theatrical)
Regents (2016) (Japan) (theatrical);
Rézo Films (2016) (France) (theatrical)
Weird Wave (2016) (Greece) (theatrical)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2016) (Germany) (Blu-ray) (DVD) (Majestic Collection)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2016) (Germany) (DVD) (Majestic Collection)
Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2016) (Switzerland) (all media)
France Télévisions Distribution (2016) (France) (DVD)
Red Apollo Group (2015) (China) (all media)
Screen Media Films (2016) (USA) (all media)
Signature Entertainment (2016) (UK) (all media)
Transmission Films (2016) (Australia) (DVD)
Universal Pictures (2016) (Mexico) (video)

Awards and festivals

Toronto International Film Festival - 2015
Zurich Film Festival - 2015
Berlin International Film Festival – 2015
Luxembourg City Film Festival – 2016
Valenciennes Film Festival - 2016
Festival of German Cinema – 2016
Festival of Tolerance - 2016


Lena and Daniel, a young couple 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. Based on true events.