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by Florian Gallenberger


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 many others, get arrested by Pinochet's secret police. Soon after, Daniel finds himself trapped in a secret interrogation camp located underground, beneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a German sect following the leadership of notorious Paul Schäfer.

international title: Colonia
original title: Colonia
working title: Colonia Dignidad
country: Germany, Luxembourg, France
sales agent: Beta Cinema, United Talent Agency (UTA)
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Florian Gallenberger
film run: 110'
release date: DE 21/01/2016, FR 20/07/2016
screenplay: Florian Gallenberger, Torsten Wenzel
cast: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps
cinematography by: Kolja Brandt
film editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich
art director: Tobias Frank, Ralf Schreck
costumes designer: Nicole Fischnaller
music: André Dziezuk
producer: Benjamin Herrmann
production: Majestic Filmproduktion, Iris Productions, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Rezo Production
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA, Luxembourg Film Fund
distributor: Majestic Filmverleih, Rezo Films


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2015Special Presentations
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 

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