Emma Watson infiltrates a cult in the new domestic trailer for Colonia. The film also stars Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist, and tells the true story of the Colonia Dignidad, a religious cult which also served as a house of horrors for General Augusto Pinochet.
Here is the trailer:
And here is the synopsis:
Chile, 1973. Lufthansa flight attendant Lena (Watson) is in Santiago to visit her boyfriend, Daniel (Brühl), 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 Schäfer (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 Schäfer as a follower. She is determined to find and free Daniel — but first she must ensure that she herself can survive Schäfer’s crushingly oppressive, viciously misogynistic practices.
I’m a sucker for movies about cults, and the true-story angle on top of it raises the stakes for sure. It’s also nice to see Emma Watson (and Daniel Radcliffe for that matter) continue to work away from her Harry Potter image with challenging, adult-oriented films.
Colonia hits theaters and VOD April 15.