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A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.

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Sherry Hormann

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Ruth Toma (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (unfinished screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Natascha Kampusch
Thure Lindhardt ... Wolfgang Priklopil
Amelia Pidgeon ... Young Natascha
Trine Dyrholm ... Natascha's Mother
Dearbhla Molloy ... Wolfgang's Mother
Roeland Wiesnekker ... Natascha's Father
Ellen Schwiers ... Natascha's Grandmother
Erni Mangold ... Wolfgang's Grandmother
Sebastian Weber ... Ernst Holzapfel
Tina Grawe
Angelina Noa Angelina Noa ... Russian Woman
Nicholas Reinke Nicholas Reinke
Thomas Loibl
Henry Schindler Henry Schindler
Michael A. Grimm ... Policeman
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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 Bulma PunkRocker

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Die wahre Geschichte der Natascha Kampusch (The true story of Natascha Kampusch)

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Natascha Kampusch now owns the house that Wolfgang Priklopil kept her imprisoned stating that it was a big part of her formative years and that she didn't want it destroyed or vandalised. The cellar, thought to be part of a bomb shelter built by Wolfgang's grandfather, was filled in though. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Natascha Kampusch: Why did you pick me?
Wolfgang Priklopil: I've seen your smile.
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Connections

Featured in Natascha Kampusch - Ein Schicksal im Rampenlicht (2013) See more »

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About a girl who feared the most to take chances but overcame and did it
14 September 2013 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

The movie based on the true story of Austrian woman Natascha Kampusch. At the age of ten she was abducted by an unemployed young man called Wolfgang Priklopil and kept her in a secret cellar for the 8 long years. Warning, this movie is not suitable for everyone because the movie had many disturbing, nude scenes. It was harsh true but raw for a movie and I am happy they made this.

It's easy to find the errors on the technical aspect and the flaws of the movie but when you think of it from the girl's perspective it is totally shocking and long incident that everyone never dreamt about. So there's no point in pointing the mistakes because you are not watching it for an entertaining but to know the bitter truth, right? Natascha Kampusch was a normal young Austrian girl, she did not try any heroic endeavoring during her captivity but her bravery attempt at the end of the movie made her free from the slavery. As you see the title you will come to know almost everything about the movie even the end twist as well not complicated as one you think but when you watch the movie it tells the way it really happened.

As a kidnapper, Wolfgang Priklopil was a smarter and sharper enough. He read the girl's character and behaviour perfectly, he tried to give her freedom within the border he marked and also tortured her to make believe she's in his command. But his overconfident led him to the disaster from his perspective. In the end, good always wins over evil.

Antonia Campbell-Hughes was excellent as Natascha Kampusch and so the little version of her. I heard that she lost lots of weight for the role, I guess it's her best performance till now from those I have seen.

Remember you won't watch it for enjoy the moment, it was those movies like 'Trade' and 'Garden of the Night' that will remind you about the real pervert co-existed in our society. As per me it is a must see movie but you should keep it in your mind like I said it was a little disturbing for its adult contents.

8/10


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2013 (Germany) See more »

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3096 Tage See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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2.35 : 1
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