Colonia

2016 R 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

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Colonia

2016 R 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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After Lufthansa flight attendant Lena hooks up with her German beau in Santiago, Chile, their romantic rendezvous is cut short when he's snatched by the military police. Desperate to save him, Lena sets off on a mission that takes her far afield.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Emma Watson
  • Daniel Brühl
  • Michael Nyqvist
  • Richenda Carey
  • Vicky Krieps
  • Jeanne Werner
  • Julian Ovenden
  • August Zirner
  • Martin Wuttke
  • César Bordón
  • Nicolás Barsoff
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Colonia starts out as a romance set against the impending overthrow of Salvador Allende's government in 1973 Chile and becomes the intense, lurid story of the main characters' imprisonment in a brutal religious cult. Based on the actual existence of Colonia Dignidad, a powerful fascist settlement in Chile that also served as a prison and torture chamber, the film loses its political perspective early on. Instead, it focuses on the characters' harsh fate at the merciless hands of a real-life ex-Nazi psychopath and his accomplices, who maintain order using violence (graphically depicted beatings and terrorizing), sexual humiliation, and cruelty. The violence is enhanced by name-calling and obscenities ("f--k," "slut," "c--t," "harlot," "s--t," and more) Killings and death are frequent; pedophilia is strongly alluded to.

Sexual Content

A couple is shown in bed -- embracing, kissing, and after sex. Partial nudity.

Violence

Frequent savage violence includes beatings, torture (graphic use of electric prods, bashing, and more), killing by gunfire, mass brutal arrests, whippings, menacing dogs, trip wires, bodies in the street. A pedophile is seen stalking young boys naked in the shower. Vicious sexual intimidation and shaming.

Language

Many cruel insults and harsh language directed at innocents: "harlot, " "c--t," "sonofabitch," "slut." Also "f--k," "s--t," sometimes in subtitles.

Social Behavior

Good triumphs over evil ... but not really.

Consumerism

Lufthansa Airlines.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Women in a cult are forced to take unidentified blue pills at bedtime. Some smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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