Colonia tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), 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 (Michael Nyqvist) but, in fact, it is a place nobody has ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.
Production recently wrapped in Luxembourg, with filming now moving on to Germany and South Africa before the film wraps later this year. The film is slated to be released sometime in October 2015.