Skyggen af Emma (1988)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 February 1988 (Denmark)
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Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Line Kruse ...
Emma Zülow
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Malthe Eliasson
Erik Wedersøe ...
Søren Østergaard ...
Bent N. Steinert ...
Ken Vedsegaard ...
Henrik Larsen ...
Merchant Zülow, Emma's Father
Inge Sofie Skovbo ...
Emma's Mother
Ulla Henningsen ...
Poul, Zülow's chauffeur
Sanne Grangaard ...
Pernille Hansen ...
Otto Brandenburg ...
Tage Vilse
Lene Vedsegård ...
Hardy Rafn ...
Police inspector


Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your child kidnapped, Emma decides to stage her own kidnapping. She soon meets Malthe, a kind-hearted, child-like, naïve sewer cleaner who literally stumbles on to her. She convinces Malthe that she is a Russian princess whose family is being chased by Bolsheviks, so Malthe lets Emma stay with him in his very modest abode. After being "kidnapped" for a few days, Emma decides to return home. But, just as she is about to return, she overhears a couple of servants talking about how her parents don't seem to be very upset over her dilemma. She then returns to Malthe and a close bond soon develops between Emma and Malthe. Meanwhile, the police are finally called and begin their investigation. Emma writes a ransom note for $2000, and her father pays it. ... Written by <>

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5 February 1988 (Denmark)  »

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Emma's Shadow  »

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Awards: Young Audience Special Award (Cannes International Film Festival, 1988)./ Best Film Award (Laon Film Festival, France, 1989). See more »

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excellent film
12 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have ever seen in my life. My mother tongue is Chinese and I did not understand the language in the film. I had to watch the English subtitles. All these did not reduce the attraction of the film. I could easily feel the love in the film.

I always hope that there will be a dvd version so that I can keep it for ever. Surely I will pass it to my children and hopefully grandchildren.

Don't miss it if you come across it.

God bless.

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