Skyggen Af Emma (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Virtually unknown in English-speaking countries, Emma's Shadow was one of the most popular Danish films of the 1980s, and a winner of several awards in the bargain. Emma, an impulsive 11-year-old girl, is portrayed by Line Kruse. Tired of being neglected by her wealthy parents, Emma fakes her own kidnapping. She hides out with an impoverished Copenhagen sewer worker. Things take a serious turn halfway through, but a lighthearted "Pippi Longstocking" atmosphere pervades the picture throughout.

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fake, childhood-adventures, coming-of-age, ex-convict, generation, kidnapping, needlework