Emma Watson is the ultimate feminist icon. Unapologetic, unabashed and brutal in her opinions, Watson raises questions about education, gender equality and equity in ways that make us fall deeper in love with her.
Although Watson has made a name for herself in Hollywood by reprising the role of a nerdy and intelligent witch, Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, the actress has managed to build a separate fanbase who are in awe of her insightful and intellectual discussions on feminism, equality and others.
While Watson has appeared in many films besides the Harry Potter franchise, namely The Bling Ring, The Circle, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Regression etc., the actress has starred in an underrated film about a notorious cult which is now streaming on Netflix.
Directed by Florian Gallenberger, this 2015 historical thriller stars Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl in the lead. The film is set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1973 Chilean coup and revolves around the escapades of the notorious real-life cult named Colonia Dignidad that was led by a German preacher called Paul Schafer.
After her husband Daniel goes missing, Watson’s Lena decides to go on a daunting mission to search for him. Amidst the dangerous coup, Daniel is kidnapped by the secret police and Lena follows him to the notorious cult which she joins to rescue Daniel. However, bigger obstacles in form of an elusive priest.
Both Watson and Bruhl deliver incredible performances but Michael Nyqvist as Schafer steals the show in this thriller that is based on one of the darkest Chilean secrets. Intense and brutal, it weaves a story of determination and courage amidst mind-numbing pain and abuse.
Watch the film on Netflix now.