is an upcoming movie based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch
, and in case you’re not so familiar with this story – I will right here at the beginning warn you that the whole thing looks terrifying
. Directed by Sherry Horman
and described as a story about the triumph of the human spirit
, this drama opens next month in Germany. Still nothing about the US release date, but at least we have the first trailer, poster & images to share with you, make sure you check them out!
Hormann directed the controversial biopic from a script written by Oscar-nominated producer Bernd Eichinger
(who was working on the script when he died suddenly in January) and Ruth Thoma
(who completed Eichinger’s unfinished screenplay).
As we said – the movie centers on Natascha Kampusch, kidnapped in 1998, when she was only 10, and held hostage in a cellar by Wolfgang Priklopil until 2006 (not hard to guess that the title of the film refers to Kampush’s days in captivity). The Kampusch-case became a worldwide media event when she escaped on August 23, 2006 and Priklopil committed suicide the same day.
Natascha Kampusch was born on 17 February 1988 in Vienna and became victim, at the age of ten, to what proved to be one of the longest abductions in recent history. In 2006 she gained her freedom. On the day she escaped, her abductor Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide by throwing himself under a train. Since then Natascha has been trying to live a normal life. In spring 2010, aged 22, she graduated from university.
Young Irish actress Antonia Campbell-Hughes
plays Natascha, while Danish actor Thure Lindhardt
stars as Priklopil. The rest of 3096
cast includes Amelia Pidgeon
who plays the young Kampusch, Jaymes Butler
and Trine Dyrholm
opens in Germany on February 28th, 2013.
Let us know what you think about the movie, and stay tuned for more updates!