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The Colony (2015) Poster

(2015)

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Paul Schäfer: Anyone can torture, but to break a person without harming physically, that's an art.

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Paul Schäfer: Everything under God's sun is good for something.

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Gisela: [referring to Lena's clunky somewhat heeled shoes] And take off those shoes. You look like a slut.

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Paul Schäfer: Oh I can see. Your sadness in your eyes. Doubts in your heart. Turmoil in your soul. Oh you think you made a mistake, that you shouldn't have come here. You regret. You regret deeply. It's OK. It's OK, Lena. We're not perfect. No, none of us. We all lose our way sometimes. The lord loves us, imperfect as we are.

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Daniel: I'm so sorry they brought you here.

Lena: Nobody brought me here. I joined up to find you.

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Lena: Why is he doing this? The whole place. I don't understand.

Ursel: Because there is nothing to understand. He loves it. His power, the music, the little boys. It's his heaven on earth.

Lena: Did you really believe he was a man of God?

Ursel: Of course. But not any more.

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Lena: I think they were following me.

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[first lines]

Narrator: [voice over original documentary footage] Santiago de Chile, 1973. Politial riots have been destabilizing the entire country.

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[last lines]

Roman: Ready for take-off?

Co-pilot: Ready for take-off.

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closing title card: Colonia Dignidad was a leading torture prison for the Chilean secret police. Hundreds of detainees were interrogated, killed and buried on the grounds. In almost 40 years, only 5 cell members managed to escape.

[original photos of the "colony's" buildings and groups of members are shown]

closing title card: Photographs smuggled out of Colonia Dignidad were published internationally, causing a major scandal. In Chile, however, nothing changed.

[more original photos, one of Paul Schäfer with his Schäferhund]

closing title card: Paul Schäfer wasn't indicted until the end of the Pinochet regime and was eventually arrested in Argentine in 2004. Neither Pinochet nor the German Embassy staff were ever held accountable for their collaboration with Paul Schäfer.

closing title card: Paul Schäfer was sentenced to 33 years imprisonment on thousands of counts of sexual abuse of children and other crimes. He died in prison in Santiago in 2010.

final title card: In memory of the victims of Colonia Dignidad.

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