The Chilean coup of 1973. The masses are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them, Daniel and Lena, a young couple, which, like many others, gets arrested by Pinochet’s secret police.
Shortly thereafter, Daniel finds himself trapped in a secret interrogation camp located underground, beneath the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a German sect following the leadership of the notorious Paul Schäfer. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission but, in fact, it is a place nobody ever escaped from. Desperate to rescue her boyfriend, Lena joins the mysterious cult, hoping to find Daniel there and make their way out. They eventually embark on a dramatic escape.
Based on true events.
FLORIAN GALLENBERGER, born in 1972, appeared in various roles in feature films, TV productions and theater plays from the age of five. From 1992-1999, he studied Directing at the University of Television & Film in Munich. In 2001, he won an Oscar® for his graduation film QUIERO SER (short, 2001). His other films include SHADOWS OF TIME (2004), JOHN RABE (2009), and COLONIA (2015).photos © Majestic Film/Ricardo Vaz Palma