Colonia is a film that was already released to certain audiences at the Toronto International Film festival last year and received some mixed reviews, but appeared to offer a lot of potential. And now, the rest of us normal people will be getting an opportunity to see the film and determine that for ourselves. A new trailer has been released for this romantic thriller of sorts which stars Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl and looks pretty good.
Below is the new trailer for the film courtesy of Yahoo, followed by another trailer that was released earlier in the year:
The film is set against the backdrop of the Cold War in 1973 Chile, when general-turned-dictator Augusto Pinochet came into power, thanks to a military coup. Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by his secret police and held in Colonia Dignidad, which presents itself as a religious community led by a preacher named Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist). Behind closed doors, it employed torture and was later revealed to have Nazi ties. This is what Daniel’s wife, Lena (Watson), infiltrates to find him, risking her life in the process.
It sounds like an interesting plot and something in it for everyone, with war drama, espionage, thriller and romance all rolled up into one. Whether it hits all the right marks, we will have to wait and see.
The film is being directed by Florian Gallenberger, who won an Oscar in 2001 for his short film Quiero ser (I want to be…) and is based on a script he co-wrote with Torsten Wenzel. The film will also star Richenda Carey (Separate Lies), Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man), Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), August Zirner (The Counterfeiters), and Martin Wuttke (Inglourious Basterds).
No South African release date has been set for the movie as of yet.
Last Updated: February 19, 2016