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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

Writers:

Ruth Toma (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (unfinished screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Final film of legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus before his retirement and death in 2017. 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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Harrowing and realistic
12 May 2014 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

3096 Tage See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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$6,677,474
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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