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German Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
LUX.jpg Luxembourg
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Florian Gallenberger
Release Date September 13, 2015
Language English
Studio Majestic Filmproduktion
Distributor Signature Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Daniel Daniel Brühl
Lena Emma Watson
Paul Schäfer Michael Nyqvist
Ursel Vicky Krieps
German Ambassador August Zirner
Niels Biedermann Martin Wuttke

Colonia, also known as The Colony, is a 2015 movie directed by Florian Gallenberger (John Rabe) starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl. The film was produced by Benjamin Herrmann and tells a fictional story against the backdrop of the real Colonia Dignidad, a settlement founded in 1961 in southern Chile by a German sect that hit the headlines in 1973 in the wake of Augusto Pinochet's military coup due to human rights violations. In the midst of the Chilean military coup of 1973, Lena visits her friend Daniel, an activist, in Chile. Shortly after, he is kidnapped and taken to Colonia Dignidad, a settlement area of the eponymous sect. Lena infiltrates herself and wants to free Daniel. The sect is cut off from the outside world and strictly segregated by gender. She hardly has a chance to see Daniel or talk to him. Under the leadership of religious leader Paul Schäfer, the followers have to endure the hardest work and humiliation. While Daniel is documenting the events on the ground, Lena is trying to find a way to escape.

The following weapons were used in the film Colonia:


Unknown Pistol

A Chilean soldier is seen with an unknown pistol to execute a Union leader, possibly from the Argentine Armory like most weapons in the movie.

The Pistol seen the right corner of the screencap.
The soldier executes the socialist.

Submachine Guns

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

Some Chilean troops are armed with M3A1 "Grease Gun"s.

M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
The soldier on the left holds a "Grease Gun" while Daniel (Daniel Brühl) is surrounded.
Two soldiers arrest Daniel, the right one carries an M3A1.
The SMG on the left when Lena (Emma Watson) is released from prison.

Halcón Modelo 57

A few Chilean soldiers can be seen with Halcón M-57 submachine guns. Unlike the M3A1 "Grease Gun", the Halcón is only seen in one scene in the background.

For comparison: Halcón Modelo 1949EA - 9x19mm
A soldier to the far left in the background holds the Halcón (See Talk page for Promotional Pictures).



Various types of FN FAL rifles are the most used weapons by the Chilean Army. In 1973, the primary battle rifle of the Chilean Army was the Swiss SIG SG 510.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper with 21" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
A close up of the muzzle while a soldier opens the prison gates.
The stock of the paratrooper variant is seen.
Chilean soldiers getting out of a Jeep armed with their FALs.
FN FAL "G Series" - 7.62x51mm NATO
Another Chilean with an FAL with wooden stock.

Mauser Model 1909

1909 Argentine Mauser rifles are used by Chilean troops and Paul Schäfer's (Michael Nyqvist) men. In reality, Chilean soldiers used their own M1895 Mausers as their standard bolt action rifles during this time, alongside the semi-auto M1 Garand.

Mauser Modelo 1909 - 7.65x53mm Mauser
Chilean on the left holds a Mauser rifle in the streets of Santiago de Chile on September 11, 1973.
The receiver and straight bolt handle are seen on the right.
Promotional Picture. The auxiliary bayonet lug can be seen on the right one.
Two soldiers standing guard in the Estadio Nacional de Chile stadium which is actually the Tomás Adolfo Ducó stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

M1909 Mountain

Short-barreled Mauser rifles can be seen held by some soldiers. Due to the filming of this scene in Buenos Aires, they are most likely Argentine M1909 Mountain carbines standing in for Chilean Mauser 1935 carbines.

Close up of the muzzle.
The soldier on the left holds the rifle.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

General Pinochet (Marcelo Vilaro) fires a Heckler & Koch G3A3 in the Colonia Dignidad camp.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
General Pinochet shows the might of the rifle.
Promotional Picture of this scene.

M1 Carbine

At least one sect member is armed with an M1 Carbine.

Korean War Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
The sect member seen in background left.

Machine Guns


A Madsen machine gun is briefly seen at the beginning of the coup.

Portuguese Madsen - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Madsen manned by a soldier on a Jeep.

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