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Representatives of international media will be present when one of the biggest criminal cases of Austria will premiere in Vienna’s cinemas. "3,096 days" is a film about Natascha Kampusch who was held captive for eight years.
"Why did you choose me?", Natascha Kampusch asks, sitting next to her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil. "I saw you smiling", he answers.
This scene is taken from the film "3,096 days" which is based on her autobiography with the same title, published in 2010.
Producer Sherry Hormann ("Desert Flower") apparently accomplished to make the story suitable for the screen. Many dark scenes seize the tragic story of kidnapping and captivity.
Although Natascha Kampusch has retreated from the public in the past few years, she will be present at the premiere, together with the actors Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Kampusch) and Thure Lindhardt (Wolfgang Priklopil). 30 camera teams are expected at the world premiere in Vienna.
The majority of the film is about the claustrophobic prison in the cellar where Ms Kampusch had to live over the course of her captivity. Natascha Kampusch visited the set in the Bavaria studios in Munich in June 2012.
"I strongly recognized the prison in particular. I was impressed by the set designer because he had reconstructed everything in detail", she said.
The project was initiated by the late producer legend Bernd Eichinger in 2011. The production company "Constantin Film" then obtained Ms Kampusch’s approval to create the film.
Ms Kampusch was allowed to read the film script and to change some details. In regards to sexuality during her captivity she requested a delicate depiction in the film.
After Bernd Eichinger’s death in 2011, his colleague Ruth Toma finished the script and the German-American producer Sherry Hormann produced the film.
"3,096 days" will be shown in cinemas regularly from 28 February 2013.
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