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Emma's Shadow (1988)
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Emma's Shadow (1988)
Original name: Skyggen af Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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....
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, youth, friendship, family relations, on the run, mischievous children, coming of age, police, girl, immigrants, maturity, garbage collector, ransom
Time: 30s, 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, family relations, friends, parents and children and teenage life mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Emma's Shadow: Zig Zag Story (1983), The Green Butchers (2003), Two Shots Fired (2014), Defying Gravity (2008), Kick'n Rush (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zig Zag Story (1983)
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Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, artist, photograph
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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