A chilling historical thriller, "Colonia" stars Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl as lovers caught in the crossfire of a murderous military coup - and eventually interned in a dangerous cult's compound from which there seems to be no escape.
Chile, 1973. Lufthansa flight attendant Lena (Watson) is in Santiago to visit her boyfriend, Daniel (Bruhl), a talented graphic artist creating images in support of embattled President Salvador Allende. When Allende is violently ousted, General Augusto Pinochet's forces begin rounding up dissidents. Daniel is taken to the remote stronghold of Colonia Dignidad ('Dignity Colony'), home to a secret agricultural commune and crypto-fascist sect led by sinister minister Paul Schafer (Michael Nyqvist).
Daniel is interrogated and tortured, but feigns severe mental deterioration to stay alive. Valiant and wily, Lena travels to Colonia and offers herself up to Schafer as a follower. She is determined to find and free Daniel - but first she must ensure that she herself can survive Schafer's crushingly oppressive, viciously misogynistic practices.