tv makes it possible: You can watch this Netflix film today without a streaming subscription
It was actually supposed to be in the cinema until it ended up on Netflix a little over a year ago. Today “Kidnapping Stella” celebrates its free TV premiere on tv with Jella Haase (“Fack Ju Göhte”, “Berlin Alexanderplatz”).
It was a report that has been around recently – and as it will probably be in the future: After “Kidnapping Stella” was originally supposed to hit theaters in May 2019, the film finally landed on Netflix, where it was was then available in July as a stream directly in the home theater.
The German thriller, which incidentally is a remake of the British film “Without a trace – The kidnapping of Alice Creed”, is therefore not a Netflix in-house production, but merely bought (like “Enola Holmes”, which will start in September). However, since the TV rights had already been granted before, the film can now be seen, a good year later, for the first time outside of the streaming platform.
tv shows “Kidnapping Stella” on August 29, 2020 from 11.25 p.m.
tv shows “Kidnapping Stella” on August 29, 2020 from 11 123Movie.25 p.m.
The late evening slot just before midnight may not be the best, but it also has an advantage. Since the film was approved by the FSK from the age of 16 and starts after 10 p.m., “Kidnapping Stella” will be shown completely uncut.
That’s what “Kidnapping Stella” is about
The unscrupulous Vic (Clemens Schick) and his accomplice Tom (Max von der Groeben) kidnap Stella (Jella Haase), the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, and drag the young woman to an inconspicuous prefabricated apartment that they carefully prepared before the kidnapping – because they just mustn’t make any mistakes.
What the two did not take into account in their plan: their victim has no plans to submit to them defenselessly. And secrets soon come to light that lead to a dangerous power game among the three …
Excitingly staged, but also heavily copied
As our review of “Kidnapping Stella” says, with “Kidnapping Stella” director Thomas Sieben succeeded in creating an “exciting and convincingly played kidnapping thriller that gets a lot out of the low budget”.
Remake or not, but a little more own ideas would have done the film good. So the bottom line for us is 3 out of 5 stars for an exciting, but not very original, new infusion.
The review of “Kidnapping Stella”
And for everyone who wants to see the film without commercial breaks: “Kidnapping Stella” is of course still available on Netflix.