Emma Watson plays a young woman whose desperate search for her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Brühl) draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad – an ex-Nazi cult from which nobody ever escaped. (NR – 110 minutes)
“Colonia” is a highly effective thriller that features a despicable bad guy to get you all riled up and some tremendous tension to keep you on the edge of your seat. Having said that, while the movie does not disparage the true story of Colonia Dignidad from which it is derived, it does not necessarily contribute anything significant to it either. Some may discount the film because of that but others will appreciate its sheer entertainment value. Michael Nyqvist makes for one powerfully frightening villain while co-writer/director Florian Gallenberger sustains a level of suspense from which your nerves will be unable to escape.