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Emma's Shadow

1988 1h 33m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 62% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Though 11-year-old Emma (Line Kruse) may be materially spoiled, she wants more attention from her distant parents -- so she fakes her own kidnapping and roams the streets, until she falls and skins her knee. She receives help from an ex-convict and sewer worker, Malthe (Börje Ahlstedt), by convincing him that her Russian noble family is being pursued by Soviet assassins. An unlikely friendship develops, but Emma sticks to the lie, even as the cops close in and the pair flees through the sewers. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member One of the best films ever. It's like watching a Scandinavian painting come to life. Very sensitive and profound. WHEN will the DVD come out??? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Denmark's finest filmmaker! A nice odd-couple adventure thinger. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Though 11-year-old Emma (Line Kruse) may be materially spoiled, she wants more attention from her distant parents -- so she fakes her own kidnapping and roams the streets, until she falls and skins her knee. She receives help from an ex-convict and sewer worker, Malthe (Börje Ahlstedt), by convincing him that her Russian noble family is being pursued by Soviet assassins. An unlikely friendship develops, but Emma sticks to the lie, even as the cops close in and the pair flees through the sewers.
Director
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Producer
Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, Tivi Magnusson
Screenwriter
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Production Co
Metronome Productions
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Danish
Runtime
1h 33m