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 »
Excellent acting and photography, emotionally very distant
Having followed media coverage regarding Miss Kampusch since 1998, I knew the story quite well.
The movie focused completely on her -- and only her -- situation during eight and a half years of captivity. Since the movie is based on her autobiographical book "3096 Tage", we learn very little about the kidnapper's motives and his emotional world. Also, her father's sad story is completely omitted. This is probably also the case for the book, which I haven't read.
But still, the movie didn't quite catch me. I felt no emotions whatsoever, neither for her nor for her kidnapper. Cold soberness.
However, Antonia Campbell-Hughes performed excellently throughout the story, as did Thure Lindhardt. Light and photography was also excellent, adding to the matter-of- factness of the movie.
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