AKA: 3096 Tage
Directed by: Sherry Hormann
Starring: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Natascha), Amelia Pidgeon (young Natascha), Thure Lindhardt (Wolfgang), Trine Dyrholm (Natascha’s mother)
Genres: Captivity-Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse, Old-Young Relationships, Teen-Childhood, Torture
Plot – Spoilers:
3096 Days is based on the Natascha Kampusch case where a 10 year-old Austrian girl was kidnapped and held in captivity for 8+ long years – 3096 days.
3096 Days will stay with you for a while because it doesn’t attempt to soften any of the blows. And it does this by not taking any obvious side, other than the side your sense of morality reaches out for. The actors are quite brilliant especially the girls – Amelia Pidgeon given her age, and Antonia Campbell-Hughes for her stunning skin-and-bones endeavour that made her convincing as a teenager, despite being over 30 at the time of filming.
Favorite scenes include a monologue by the young Natascha staring into the viewer and also the shame she later feels for experiencing an orgasm.