Review: Based on true events, a young woman goes in a desperate search to find her abducted boyfriend. It takes her to the infamous Colonia Dignidad in which nobody has ever escaped from.
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Actors: Emma Watson, Daniel Bruhl and Michael Nyqvist
Genre: Art House, Drama, International, Romance and Thriller
The original title for this film is Colonia. The ending of this film is just like how Argo (2012) ended. This is a story which I think more people should know about. For Emma Watson to prepare for this role and do research on it she actually went to visit Villa Baviera (formally Colonia Dignidad). The countries that were used for filming in were Chile, Luxemburg, Germany and Argentina. This is a very disturbing story about the power of a cult leader to abuse and manipulate his followers. It also gives you a good idea of the terrible political situation in South America in the 1970’s. Daniel Bruhl and Emma Watson both give brilliant performances and the director makes sure that the tension is never lost. Michael Nyqvist makes a very convincing and frightening villain. The costume and settings bring the 1970’s to life and make them very real. This is also a story about love and betrayal.