You’ll do anything when your love even take on brutal cults? In The Colony Emma Watson wants to save her other half in amidst a political military coup. Ahead of it’s UK premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival (launched today), Signature Entertainment have sent us a couple of new clips to tease our curiousties about the film formerly called Colonia is all about.
Corruption and brutality run amok as the film once called Colonia as young lovers get caught up Chile’s 1973 Coup but facing even worse oppressive force underneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad.
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 (Daniel Brühl) and Lena (Emma Watson), 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 (Michael Nyqvist). 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.
If you enjoy heroism during atrocity against all the odds this might just be the film to check out. If you know your history General Pinochet was a tyrant dictator and opponents would never be seen again. This is fictional but it highlights one of Pinochet’s lesser known horrors. Fans of Emma Watson we’ve been told will see a completely different side of the former Harry Potter actress with a level of emotion, passion and intense drama!
The Colony is set for a 1st July UK cinema and , On demand release. On 22nd and 26th June at Edinburgh Film Festival, you can book your tickets at Festival’s website. The film also stars Julian Ovenden, Richenda Carey.