Colonia

A young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Lena: Emma Watson
  • Daniel: Daniel Brühl
  • Paul Schäfer: Michael Nyqvist
  • Gisela: Richenda Carey
  • Ursel: Vicky Krieps
  • Doro: Jeanne Werner
  • Roman: Julian Ovenden
  • German Ambassador: August Zirner
  • Niels Biedermann: Martin Wuttke
  • Manuel Contreras: César Bordón
  • Jorge: Nicolás Barsoff
  • Bernd: Steve Karier
  • Rudi: Stefan Merki
  • Colonia Doctor: Lucila Gandolfo
  • Dieter: Johannes Allmayer
  • Kurt: Gilles Soeder
  • Embassy Secretary: Katharina Müller-Elmau
  • Interrogator: Oscar Ali Garci
  • Schäfer’s Sprinter #1: Etienne Halsdorf
  • Schäfer’s Sprinter #2: Jules Waringo
  • Schäfer’s Sprinter #3: Johannes Frolich
  • Stewardess #1: Lauren Jane Pringle
  • Stewardess #2: Alexia Moyano
  • Stewardess #3: Lydia Stevens
  • Stewardess #4: Natalia Señorales
  • Stewardess #5: Melania Lenoir
  • Stewardess #6: Justina Bustos
  • Herbert Klotz: Paul Herwig
  • Crew Bus Driver: Pietro Gian
  • General Pinochet: Marcelo Vilaro
  • Military Officer #1: Iván Espeche
  • Military Officer #2: Gastón Filgueira
  • Colonia Woman: Martine Conzemius
  • Military Doctor: Cuco Wallraff
  • Hooded Man: Pedro Merlo
  • Union Leader: Lalo Rotaveria
  • Soldier #1: Carlos Alejandro López
  • Soldier #2: Jose Antonio Coello Porras
  • Hospital Patient: Stephan Szasz
  • Blond Boy: Edgar Moro
  • Singing Boy: Jasper Timm
  • David London (uncredited): Ariel Nuñez Di Croce
  • Colonia Man (uncredited): Éric Gigout
  • Embassy Staffer (uncredited): Herbert Forthuber
  • Sect Member (uncredited): Rouven Blessing

Film Crew:

  • Casting: John Hubbard
  • Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
  • Director of Photography: Kolja Brandt
  • Producer: Benjamin Herrmann
  • Production Design: Bernd Lepel
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Bruno Tarrière
  • Makeup Designer: Waldemar Pokromski
  • Costume Design: Nicole Fischnaller
  • Writer: Florian Gallenberger
  • Music: Fernando Velázquez
  • Sound Designer: Frank Kruse
  • Co-Writer: Tom Kinninmont
  • Music: André Dziezuk
  • Producer: Nicolas Steil
  • Costume Supervisor: Connie Balduzzi
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Isabelle Dickes
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Ken Fitzke
  • Art Direction: Ralf Schreck
  • Visual Effects Producer: Nina Knott
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dominik Trimborn
  • Costume Supervisor: Eugenia Giesbrecht
  • Digital Intermediate: Lola Knoblach
  • Dialogue Editor: Nick Lowe
  • Hairstylist: Charlotte Hayward
  • Writer: Torsten Wenzel
  • Casting Associate: Martin Ware
  • Sound Designer: Nicolas Tran-Trong
  • Second Unit Cinematographer: Alex Aach
  • Gaffer: Agustín Barrutia
  • Visual Effects Editor: Christopher Chaber
  • Art Direction: Tobias Frank
  • Art Direction: Pablo Maestre Galli
  • Assistant Art Director: Aixa Torres
  • Set Decoration: Agostina De Francesco
  • Set Decoration: Sylvia Kasel
  • Script Supervisor: Eileen Byrne
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Elodie Steffin
  • Second Unit Cinematographer: Christian Cottet
  • Gaffer: Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva
  • Steadicam Operator: Yoshua Berkowitz
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Bruno Nicolas
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Michel Schillings
  • Music Supervisor: Klaus Frers
  • Music Supervisor: Thomas Binar
  • Hairstylist: Peggy Bernaerts
  • Makeup Designer: Claudine Moureaud
  • Digital Intermediate: Christian Tröger

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: **Some risk taken in romance were unimaginable.**

    First of all, I did not know it was a real event based film until the texts from the film’s end. But even before that I liked it very much. The film was very edgy, I have not seen such film in a quite long time. It feels like a familiar theme, but that is only the theme, the story was marginally different. Emma Watson was amazing, maybe this her best performance I have seen so far in her career. Daniel Bruhl was not bad either and so other co-stars.

    The locations, the atmosphere created for narrating the tale, all were amazing, just feels like a very real. The story of a young German couple in the 70s Chile, when the military coup takes place, the supporters of the overthrown president were arrested including these two. Now they are separated and one of them was sent to a secret detention camp. The other one decides to rescue him by risking her own life by joining the same organisation. That’s the film to reveal how she plans and all other troubles during her undertaking.

    Despite what this film reveals, very sad to read the end text. I have been looking for such kind of thriller for some time, so really I’m happy I saw this one. The pace was moderate, but the developments at the right time gives the edge. So from the entertainment perspective to revealing facts, this film well managed. From the director of ‘John Rabe’, another same intensity film, the majority of those who watch it would definitely like it. The thriller film fans must not miss it.

    _8/10_

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