Take a look at the Colonia trailer for a look at the period drama starring Emma Watson
Majestic Filmproduktion has released the first Colonia trailer and, in the player below, you can take a first look at the period drama, starring Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise, Beauty and the Beast) as well as Mikael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds, Rush), Richenda Carey (“Residue,” Separate Lies), Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man), August Zirner (The Counterfeiters) and Martin Wuttke (Inglourious Basterds).
Colonia hails from from Academy Award-winning director Florian Gallenberger and is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF’s official site describes the film as follows:
Chile, 1973. Lufthansa flight attendant Lena (Watson) is in Santiago to visit her boyfriend, Daniel (Brühl), a talented graphic artist creating images in support of embattled President Salvador Allende. When Allende is violently ousted, General Augusto Pinochet’s forces begin rounding up dissidents. Daniel is taken to the remote stronghold of Colonia Dignidad (“Dignity Colony”), home to a secret agricultural commune and crypto-fascist sect led by sinister minister Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist). Daniel is interrogated and tortured, but feigns severe mental deterioration to stay alive. Valiant and wily, Lena travels to Colonia and offers herself up to Schäfer as a follower. She is determined to find and free Daniel — but first she must ensure that she herself can survive Schäfer’s crushingly oppressive, viciously misogynistic practices.
A blood-curdling unease pervades Colonia, and we are unable to tear ourselves away. Vividly realized and briskly paced by director Florian Gallenberger (City of War: The Story of John Rabe), the film shifts seamlessly from love story to political drama to something akin to a horror movie, with Watson anchoring every sequence with her dynamic yet completely relatable central performance.
Based on real people, places, and events, and shot through with brilliantly crafted storytelling, Colonia is an unforgettable tale of love and captivity set during one of the Cold War’s darkest chapters.
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