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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

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

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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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Interesting but too many plot holes and logical leaps
17 December 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

There was a lot I wanted to like about this movie. The acting was good and the story very interesting. The problem was, despite all this, there were some HUGE holes in the plot that just made the movie look contrived.

The story begins with a bratty 11 year-old (Emma) being ignored by her self-involved mother. As her family is rich, Emma decides to fake her own kidnapping. And I liked it when it becomes apparent just how indifferent Mom is and how apparently decent Dad is--though because he works so hard he finally realizes he's taken his little girl for granted. I liked the basic plot so far.

However, what do you do with a little girl? Any place she hides in the city, people are bound to recognize her or at least ask her where she lives. After all, an 11 year-old can't just wander the streets indefinitely. This is where the plot all falls apart for me. A lonely sewer worker takes her in and believes, at least at first, her ridiculous story. He never checks this out for himself but allows her to stay there for several days!! Huh?! Then, she collects the ransom money (with the assistance of some neighbor boys) and takes them all to stay at the fanciest hotel in town and live like royalty?! And STILL no questions? Ultimately, the man is arrested because they think HE kidnapped Emma. But, in the end she tells the truth and everyone is apparently satisfied!! Talk about contrived! This could never happen on any planet I have ever visited!!


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