Based on real life events. 10 years old Austrian girl, Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped on March 03, 1998, on her way to school. She spent 8 and a half years under strict captivity by her kidnapper, and managed to survive one of the cruelest experiences a child should never have. Written by
Antonia Campbell-Hughes lost 64 pounds to play the role of Natascha Kampusch. Campbell-Hughes told the Evening Standard, that "There was an understanding from the beginning that I would suffer as much as she did." The actress told that she kept a photo of Lara Flynn Boyle circa 1998 on her fridge. See more »
(at around 1h 20 mins) Priklopil's arm is around Natascha's back, the next scene his arm is right next to Natascha's arm and they're both with their backs on the wall. See more »
This true story that many have heard of in the news is realistically brought to the screen in this well made and shocking movie.
A 10 year old Austrian girl is kidnapped for 8 years and kept imprisoned in a small basement room for much of the time.
The actress Antonia Campbell Hughes looks frighteningly thin. The real person was kept on an almost starvation diet for years. The Danish actor who plays the kidnapper is good too - he doesn't act too obviously crazy.
It's unimaginable that she survived but the thing that makes watching the painful story bearable is to know she escaped.
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