Directed by Florian Gallenberger
  • Emma Watson
  • Daniel Bruhl
  • Michael Nyqvist
  • Richenda Carey
  • Jeanne Werner
Screenplay by
  • Torsten Wenzel
  • Florian Gallenberger
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller


UK Release Date 1st July 2016


After a young woman’s (Emma Watson) desperate search for her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Bruhl) brings her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, an isolated cult nobody has ever escaped from, she has to find a way to keep going.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I found the plot to be quite heavy, given the subject matter, but that doesn’t stop it from being a really good ride! It brings all the emotions out of you and the last 45 minutes will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Is The Acting Good?

I really enjoyed the emotional performances by both Daniel Bruhl and Emma Watson. They gave the story more depth and the audience somebody to root for in an otherwise traumatic story.

Is The Directing Good?

Florian Gallenberger had to make this movie in a way that payed tribute to those who had suffered during these terrible events and he does this perfectly while keeping the story interesting and fresh.


Is The Cinematography Good?

The Colony is well executed and it gets really tense at times. The cinematography contributes to this and contributes to the overall experience the audience has watching the movie.

Is It Worth Watching?

I think The Colony would have been way more powerful if it wasn’t as slow-paced in the middle of the movie but that is my only complaint. I loved the performances in it and the story behind it was very interesting.


Anyone can torture, but to break a person without harming physically, that’s an art.

– Michael Nyqvist as Paul Schafer