Emma Watson Joins a Cult to Save Her Man in the 'Colonia' Trailer
What lengths would you go to for love? That's the question facing Lena (Emma Watson) in "Colonia," which tells the story of a young German couple caught up in the military coup in Chile in 1973.
It turns out that Lena is willing to do just about anything to save her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bruhl), an artist working for President Salvador Allende who is captured by the forces of General Augusto Pinochet. Daniel is sent to the Colonia Dignidad ("Dignity Colony"), a remote agricultural community which houses a cult led by Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist); desperate to get him back, Lena travels to Colonia to infiltrate its ranks and rescue Daniel at any cost.
It seems like a crazy idea, and Lena soon learns that Schäfer's hold on the community -- particularly its women -- is an oppressive one, characterized by brutal manual labor and vicious mental interrogations. As we see in the trailer, he and Lena have an intense face-off in which he cruelly teases the young woman about her devotion to the organization, and dangles her freedom in front of her while questioning if she made the right decision to join.
Can she withstand Schäfer's sadism in order to save Daniel -- and herself? We'll find out when "Colonia" hits theaters in October.
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