Colonia

Colonia

DVD - 2016
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A woman attempts to escape an evil, torturous cult run by a Nazi in order to rescue her boyfriend and overthrow a terrifying military regime. Inspired by shocking true events!
Publisher: New York, NY :, Screen Media Films,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 COL NVD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
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digital,optical,surround
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Colony

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22METZ
Nov 15, 2017

This is a true story of a cult allowed to exist in Chile. It was like a concentration camp. Horrific things were done. It was run by a pedophile and the leader of Chile allowed it. It was used to get rid of dissidents and hide weapons.

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firefly5
May 03, 2017

This is not what I thought it would be. I thought this was a movie about political events. Instead it was centred around violence, torture and an insane and controlling Nazi. Wasted time on this movie.

LoganLib_Kirra Apr 26, 2017

An interesting and honest film about horrible true events.

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richmole
Feb 03, 2017

This is ground covered before in dramatic film (Missing, with Jack Lemmon winning Best Actor at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), but this time it's done as a thriller. Some suspense (will they escape?) but more fascinating--and factual--than thrilling.

It's a good one, based on true stuff, which the movie updates after the climactic scene. you won't forget it.

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ausnos
Feb 02, 2017

Boring. I did not care about any of the characters.

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Vivica
Jan 31, 2017

It was hard to believe that this movie was based on actual events...so I did some research...and it is true - yikes!! Even though most are folks are familiar with the historic overview, this story covers little known events ( I've never heard about this at all!!) - so it was very enlightening ....truth is truly stranger than fiction and considering the times we live in...this well acted movie is definitely worth watching!!

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jimg2000
Jan 20, 2017

2 stars for entertainment because there was little except the scenic bus ride to hell and good acting, but 5 stars for the original political drama on the heroic exposé of a most abominable paedophile, lay preacher and anti-Semite Paul Schäfer Schneider. Per wiki, he was the founder and former leader of a sect and agricultural commune of German immigrants called Colonia Dignidad —later renamed Villa Baviera—located in the south of Chile. Chilling and disturbing commentary on the brutality of Pinochet's regime. Inspired by true story, see more in "Summary".

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Charmed03
Jan 20, 2017

Only watched 15 min. as this was on the nightly news back than. I have difficulty watching anything that violent as it is part of my history. If this is not part of your history do watch it. Maybe the next generation won't make the same mistakes.

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soundspace
Jan 17, 2017

Not sure why critics were so harsh on this film. It is not an oscar film, but it isn't bad either.
I thought the leads, Watson and Bruhl were well cast, the story is gripping but I did find it quite a heavy watch - disturbing at times and too long. The bad guys in the film really got under my skin, A LOT.
Outstanding overall performance by the cast - in general, bad acting can really take you out of a movie, but I was fully in this story, no one in this film gave me a reason to think I was just watching a movie.

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daysleeper236
Jan 14, 2017

A heart-stopping thriller featuring superb performances by Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Brühl and Emma Watson. The fact that it's based on a true story makes it even more creepy. Very well done.

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jimg2000
Jan 20, 2017

One of the many articles on the Colonia and Schafer in the net. The wheels of justice turn slowly in this case:

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/3149/rich-commune-exists-in-shadow-of-dark-roots

Knight Ridder Newspapers, Apr. 24, 2002
By Kevin G. Hall, Knight Ridder Newspapers

COLONIA DIGNIDAD, Chile – The rows of corn grow tall and straight at Colonia Dignidad, one of the world’s richest communes. Its timber products, baked goods and sausage, renowned for their quality, are sold nationwide. Its 65-bed hospital provides the region’s best health care. One of the commune’s elderly German hausfraus seems friendly enough, offering a traveler some apple juice for the road.

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jimg2000
Jan 20, 2017

Opening dialog:
Santiago de Chile, 1973. Political riots have been destabilizing the entire country. Chile has become the
latest battleground of the cold war with the united states turning its back on the young democracy. Meanwhile, the Soviet union guarantees its support. The us government Salvador allende is nothing but a communist who needs to be kicked out from office. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets of Santiago de Chile in support of president Salvador allende. Experts see Chile at the verge of a civil war. The world is holding its breath as we wait for the latest developments in Chile.

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