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Colonia (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,709Details
International Box Office $320,120Details
Worldwide Box Office $335,829
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $92,312 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $31,563 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $123,875
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  8. Trailer


Lena and Daniel are a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. When Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police, 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 ex-Nazi Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place from which no one has ever escaped. Lena joins the cult in order to find Daniel and help him escape.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 15th, 2016 (Limited) by Screen Media Films
International Releases: April 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
April 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovakia)
May 27th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
July 1st, 2016 (Limited), released as The Colony (United Kingdom)
November 4th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovenia)
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Video Release: June 7th, 2016 by Screen Media Video
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence/torture.
(Rating bulletin 2433 (Cert #50554), 7/13/2016)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Religious Extremism, Kidnap, Doctors, Prison, Tortured for Information, 1970s, Secret Police, Trapped
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Majestic Filmproduktion, Iris Productions, Rat Pack, Rezo Productions, Fred Films, ProSieben, Sky
Production Countries: Germany

Leading Cast

   Paul Schafer

Supporting Cast

Richenda Carey    Gisela
Vicky Krieps    Ursel
Jeanne Werner    Dorothea
Cesar Bordon    Manuel Contreras
Nicolas Barsoff    Jorge
Julian Ovenden    Roman
August Zirner    Ambassador

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Production and Technical Credits

Florian Gallenberger    Screenwriter
Torsten Wenzel    Screenwriter
Benjamin Herrmann    Producer
Rudiger Boss    Executive Producer
Dirk Schurhoff    Executive Producer
Bernd Lepel    Production Designer
Hansjorg Weissbrich    Editor
Andre Dziezuk    Composer
Kolja Brandt    Director of Photography

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Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Czech Republic 4/14/2016 $28,722 42 42 132 $92,094 6/1/2016
Italy 5/27/2016 $96,767 0 0 0 $184,797 6/9/2016
Slovakia 4/28/2016 $12,827 32 32 61 $26,620 6/9/2016
Slovenia 11/4/2016 $1,127 3 3 3 $1,608 11/23/2016
Spain 1/20/2017 $14,939 30 30 30 $14,939 1/27/2017
United Kingdom 7/1/2016 $62 3 3 3 $62 7/7/2016
International Total$320,120 1/27/2017

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