New ‘Colonia’ Trailer: Emma Watson Searches for Her Man in 1973 Chile


A new trailer has dropped for Colonia, the upcoming drama-thriller starring Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, and Michael Nyqvist.

Set during the Chilean military coup of 1973 and inspired by true events, the film tells the story of a young woman (Watson) on the search for her boyfriend (Brühl), who was abducted by Pinochet’s secret police. She tracks him down to Colonia Dignidad, a troubling cult led by preacher Paul Schäfer (Nyqvist).

This one certainly has a promising premise, one that incorporates thriller elements among its historically important setting. The performances and the direction by German filmmaker Florian Gallenberger, who took home an Oscar for his short Quiero ser (I want to be…), look equally solid. Fingers crossed.

Colonia begins a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on April 15, the same day it hits VOD.

Synopsis for Colonia:

Inspired by true events, COLONIA tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s 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.