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4 items from 2016

Movie Review – The Colony (2015)

30 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Colony, 2015.

Directed by Florian Gallenberger.

Starring Daniel Brühl, Emma Watson, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Michael Nyqvist, Jeanne Werner, Martin Wuttke and August Zirner.


After the 1973 Chilean coup d’état against President Salvador Allende, a young German political activist is kidnapped, and deported to the sealed-off hamlet ‘Colonia Dignidad.’ His wife voluntarily enters the village to rescue her husband, and discover it’s a cult ruled by malevolent fanatics.

Any film proclaiming to be based on a true story had best to do a just service to those affected, or to produce a highly subjective piece for a more visceral experience. Besides a proclamation of this ilk the film will have aficionados questioning the films legitimacy – either on its facts or on its ability to translate factoids to the cinematic medium. In short, filmmakers are wise to do their research. In the case of The Colony, this reviewer is »

- Matthew Lee

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Review – The Colony (2016)

27 June 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colonia (a.k.a. The Colony), 2015.

Directed by Florian Gallenberger.

Starring Emma WatsonMichael Nyqvist, Daniel Bruhl, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Jeanne Werner and Julian Ovenden.



A young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Every true artist sets out to make an impact.  Some are content to touch at least one life through their self-expression, whereas others have loftier aspirations and hope to change the world, even if it’s just a little bit at a time.  With his new film The Colony, Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger has achieved the latter, and that is not hyperbole.

The Colony is set against the backdrop of the Colonia Dignidad in 1973, a Chilean military coup/cult sect led by German preacher Paul Schafer (Michael Nyqvist).  The story centres around Lena (Emma Watson), a stewardess who »

- Kieran Fisher

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U.S. Trailer For ‘Colonia’ Starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl

19 February 2016 6:52 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall was the Chilean drama Colonia starring Mikael Nyqvist, Emma Watson, and Daniel Brühl, which follows a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Directed by Florian Gallenberger, it was picked up for a U.S. release by Screen Media Films and now we have the first U.S. trailer.

We said in our review, “Colonia ultimately falls prey to a desire for a concrete happy ending in the face of adversity. While the film’s exact conclusion works well in Argo because it’s the goal from the beginning, the airport chase here plays as an afterthought. We invest so much time in the compound and its oppression that turning the emotional drama of love into against-the-clock action feels disingenuous. Especially since not everyone survives the initial fight for freedom. How can we experience what should be »

- Jordan Raup

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Trailer Hits for Colonia Starring Emma Watson

17 February 2016 1:32 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Yahoo! Movies has posted a new trailer for Colonia, starring Emma WatsonDaniel BrühlRichenda Carey,Vicky KriepsAugust ZirnerMartin Wuttke, and Mikael Nyqvist.

Film is set in 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, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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