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Colonia, starring Emma Watson, coming to theaters this weekend

12 Apr

In this thriller by German director Florian Gallenberger, Emma Watson stars as Lena, a woman who must rescue her husband by infiltrating Chile’s notorious Colonia Dignidad, a cult from which no one has ever escaped.  The colony, founded in 1961 by German child sex abuser Paul Schafer, was later a repository for political dissidents under Augusto Pinochet, and many of Chile’s “disappeared” are thought to have been tortured and killed there.   The film had its debut in Toronto last September and opens in the U.S. on Friday.