Sunday, August 23, 2015

Emma's Shadow

Most people have never heard of "Emma's Shadow" (Danish: Skyggen af Emma), but in 1989 when it came to America, I went to see it 7 times. It totally captivated me. (Actually it was the character of the pure-hearted Swedish street cleaner who captivated me.) Thinking about it now, I believe it had a huge influence on my first novel, Transfer Day, the story of an orphan girl in the Danish West Indies who crosses paths with a German U-boat deserter. Is it a retelling of "Skyggen af Emma"? I would be proud if it was! 

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  1. To this day this film is among my top two favorites, along with Wings of Desire. I still can't decide which of the two I like more. I wish I could find a copy on dvd.

    1. I'm glad you agree with me. In many ways, Emma's Shadow is the perfect movie.