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The Colony

The Colony
  • 2015
  • Germany/Luxembourg/France
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist
  • UK release: 1 July 2016

Lufthansa flight attendant Lena (Watson) and her activist boyfriend Daniel (Brühl) are caught up in the 1973 Chilean military coup, and when he's sent to the infamous Colonia Dignidad to be tortured, she goes undercover to rescue him. Risible, simplistic and hopelessly ill-judged attempt at a socially conscious thriller, which ends up more like an Eli Roth-esque exploitation flick.

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The Colony

27 Jun 20162 stars

Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl head up an insensitive thriller based on tragic true events

Who can judge when a decent enough interval has elapsed to make it acceptable to transform human tragedy into mere entertainment? The true events that inspired The Colony (previously Colonia) took place more than 40 years ago but Florian Gallenberger’s…

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