Charmøren (The Charmer)
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Section: International Competition
Country: Denmark /Sweden /France
Year: 2017


Charmøren (The Charmer)

color/100 minutes

Director: Milad Alami. Screenplay: Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe. Cinematographer: Sophia Olsson. Editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm. Music: Martin Dirkov. Cast: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann, Stine Fischer Christensen, Amalie Lindegård, Dan Boie Kratfeldt, Jesper Lohmann, Nastja Arcel.

The Charmer is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time runs out, he falls in love and his past catches up with him. The film deals with themes of race, class, and the struggle for a better life.

Good Company Films, Garagefilm International AB, Vixens
World Sales:
Alma Cinema, Paris

Milad Alami

Iranian-born filmmaker Milad Alami was raised in Northern Sweden and, for the past ten years, has resided in Denmark. He's a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, and his short film Void (2014) - co-directed with Aygul Bakanova and starring Lars Mikkelsen - premiered in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. His 2015 short Mommy won the Danish Film Academy Award for Best Short Film. The Charmer is Alami's debut feature and was the opening film of the New Directors competition at the 65th San Sebastián International Film Festival.





2003 Häst utan tyglar (Short)
2007 Ett-Två-Tre Martyr! (Short)
2011 Intet kan røre mig (Short)
2014 Mini (Short)
2014 Nordic Factory
2014 Void (Short)
2015 Mommy (Short)
2017 The Charmer