Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who become entangled in a military coup. Daniel is abducted by 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.
COLONIA is a marriage of a political thriller and an unforgettable love story.
Academy Award® winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger directed COLONIA based off a script written by him and Torsten Wenzel. German Academy Award winner Benjamin Herrmann produced the feature through his Majestic banner (DESERT FLOWER, JOHN RABE, TOUR DE FORCE).
The film stars Emma Watson (HARRY POTTER, NOAH, THE BLING RING) in her first lead role since Harry Potter, Golden Globe® nominee Daniel Brühl (RUSH, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE FIFTH ESTATE) and Michael Nyqvist (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO trilogy, JOHN WICK) as Paul Schäfer. The supporting cast includes Richenda Carey (SEPARATE LIES), Vicky Krieps (A MOST WANTED MAN), Julian Ovenden (DOWNTON ABBEY), August Zirner (THE COUNTERFEITERS) and Martin Wuttke (CLOUD ATLAS, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS).
CAST & CREW
Lena – Emma Watson
Daniel –Daniel Brühl
Paul Schäfer – Michael Nyqvist
Directed by Florian Gallenberger
Produced by Benjamin Herrmann
In Cinemas across Nigeria and Ghana Now
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