Cameras are rolling on “Colonia,” an upcoming ’70s set thriller. Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl lead the cast in Florian Gallenberger‘s film, taking place in the midst of the Chilean military coup of 1973. The first image has arrived, and below you can find the press release with further details on the cast and plot synopsis.
BERLIN, GERMANY (October 27, 2014) – Majestic has released the first look image for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger’s COLONIA, featuring Emma Watson alongside the latest addition to the cast, Mikael Nyqvist (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Trilogy, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “John Wick”). The captivating Swedish actor takes the role of Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad.
Also joining Emma Watson and co-star Daniel Brühl, are Richenda Carey (“Separate Lies”), Vicky Krieps (“A Most Wanted Man”), August Zirner (“The Counterfeiters”) and Martin Wuttke (“Inglourious Basterds”).
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.
Having wrapped in Luxembourg, production now moves to Germany, before the shoot is completed in South America later this year.
The film is due for release in October 2015.
COLONIA is a production of Majestic Filmproduktion and co-delegate producer Iris Productions, co-produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in association with ProSieben and Sky, supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Luxembourg Film Fund and the MEDIA program of the EU.