'Kidnapping Stella': Release date, cast, plot, trailer, and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming German thriller

The movie is a remake of J Blakeson's 'The Vanishing—The Disappearance of Alice Creed' starring Gemma Arterton

                            'Kidnapping Stella': Release date, cast, plot, trailer, and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming German thriller

'Kidnapping Stella' drew flak from the Netflix audience after its trailer was too reminiscent of the British film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed, starring Gemma Arterton.

Nonetheless, the film opened at the Filmfest in Munich and has been hailed as one of those to-be-watched foreign content when it hits Netflix.

Here's what we know so far about the German thriller.

Release date

'Kidnapping Stella' premieres on Netflix on July 12.


A young woman named Stella is kidnapped in the street by two men and taken to a secluded apartment. In due course, it is revealed that both Stella and her kidnappers have secrets that lead to fatal complications in a near-perfect abduction. The film is a remake of 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' by J Blakeson, starring Gemma Arterton as the victim. Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan played the abductors. 


Jella Haase as Stella


Jella Haase plays the victim. (IMDb)

Haase shot to prominence with 'Lollipop Monster' and 'Kriegerin', for which she won the 'Best actress award' at the Bavarian Film Awards in 2012. Her other works include TV shows, 'Polizeiruf 110' and 'Alpha 0.7 – Der Feind in dir'.

Clemens Schick as Vic

Schick was part of the James Bond 2006 reboot, 'Casino Royale' (IMDb)

The 47-year-old was also part of 'Casino Royale' as bodyguard and henchman of the antagonist.

Max von der Groeben as Tom


'Kidnapping Stella' is directed by Thomas Sieben. Henning Ferber, Stefan Gärtner, and Verena Schilling come in as producers. 





The trailer starts with two men planning meticulously to kidnap someone and it is revealed that the victim is Stella (Jella Haase). The trailer also includes footage of her being kidnapped and tortured. Much like the English remake, it is also shown that Max von der Groeben (Tom) has feelings for her and that would eventually lead to the thieves' downfall.


The film was funded with 26,162,829 Euro by the DFFF and 600,000 Euro by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. 

Watch this space for more updates on 'Kidnapping Stella'.

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