COLONIA

By Florian GALLENBERGER

IRIS GROUP - as DISTR LUXEMBOURG / PROD

Thriller - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Bavarian Film Award 2016
Won Bavarian Film Award Best Production
German Film Awards 2016 2016
Nominated Film Award in Gold Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Michael Nyqvist
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2016
Nominated WFCC Award Best Female Action Hero Emma Watson
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016
Selected in the Official Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Florian GALLENBERGER
    • Writer(s)
    • Florian GALLENBERGER, Torsten WENZEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas STEIL (Iris Productions), Benjamin HERMANN (Majestic Filmproduktion), Jean-michel REY (Rezo Productions), Christian BECKER (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • The Chilean coup of 1973.

      The masses are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst, them Daniel and Lena, a young couple, which like may others, gets arrested by Pinochet´s secret police. Shortly thereafter, Daniel finds himself trapped in an interrogation camp located underground, beneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a German sect following the leadership of the notorious Paul Schäfer.

      The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission but, in fact, it is a place nobody ever escaped from. Desperate to rescue her boyfriend, Lena joins the mysterious cult, hoping to find Daniel there and make their way out.
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