Check Out Emma Watson & Daniel Bruhl on the Run in 'Colonia'

Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:11 Written by  iamrogue
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Check Out Emma Watson & Daniel Bruhl on the Run in 'Colonia'

Colonia, which sounds tense as all hell, just finished production.

To commemorate the occasion, production company Majestic has unveiled a new image from the film showing Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl in a tight spot.

Watson, of course, has been carving out a fascinating niche since wrapping up the Harry Potter franchise, working with bona-fide auteurs in daring, interesting movies like Noah and The Bling Ring.  Bruhl, meanwhile, is the all-star who almost stole Inglourious Basterds and was robbed of awards season glory for his amazing Rush performance.  He's also set to play the bad guy in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

Formerly titled Colonia Dignidad, Colonia stars Watson and Bruhl as Lena and Daniel, a young German couple swept up the 1973 Chilean coup. 

When Daniel is arrested by Augustus Pinochet's secret police, Lena sets out to find her husband, eventually infiltrating the "Dignity Colony" where he's imprisoned.  The site, purported to be a religious mission, is in fact something far more sinister.

Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and recently got slapped around by John Wick, plays Paul Schafer, the heavy who runs the Dignity Colony.

This is the latest from German director and co-writer Glorian Gallenberger, who won an Academy Award on account of his short film I Want to Be... in 2000.  Gallenberger is probably best known for 2009's true story John Rabe.

Majestic Filmproduktion announced the end of principal photography, which spanned two continents, via a press release this morning.  Peruse the info-packed announcement below, along with a previously-released picture of Watson and Nyqvist in an uncomfortable situation.

BERLIN,  GERMANY  (January  15,  2015) –  After  47  days  of  shooting  in  Luxembourg,  Munich, Berlin  and South  America  principal  photography  on  Academy  Award®-winning  filmmaker  Florian  Gallenberger’s COLONIA starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl has wrapped.

COLONIA tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area  in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.

The film stars Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”, “Noah”, “The Bling Ring”) in her first lead role since Harry Potter, Golden Globe® nominee Daniel Brühl (“Rush”, “Inglourious Basterds”, “The Fifth Estate”) and Mikael Nyqvist (“The  Girl  with  the  Dragon  Tattoo”  trilogy,  “John  Wick”)  as  Paul  Schäfer.  The  supporting  cast  includes Richenda  Carey  (“Separate  Lies”),  Vicky  Krieps  (“A  Most  Wanted  Man”),  Julian  Ovenden  (“Downton Abbey”), August Zirner (“The Counterfeiters”) and Martin Wuttke (“Inglourious Basterds”).

“It has been an honour to work alongside such a highly talented cast and crew on this compelling international production”, commented Benjamin Herrmann, producer of COLONIA.

Benjamin Herrmann produced the feature through his Majestic banner (“Desert Flower”, “John Rabe”, “Tour de Force”). Nicolas Steil served as co-delegate producer through Iris Productions (“Sunset Song”).

COLONIA is a production of Majestic Filmproduktion and co-delegate producer Iris Productions, co-produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Rezo Productions and Fred Films Colonia, in association with ProSieben andSky, supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Luxembourg Film Fund and the MEDIA program of the EU.

Beta Cinema is handling international sales, with UTA Independent Film Group co-representing domestic rights.

The film is due for release in October 2015.

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