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by Milad Alami


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.

international title: The Charmer
original title: Charmøren
country: Denmark, Sweden, France
sales agent: Alma Cinéma
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Milad Alami
film run: 100'
release date: DK 17/05/2018, FR 25/07/2018
screenplay: Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe
cast: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann, Stine Fischer Christensen, Amalie Lindegård, Dan Boie Kratfeldt, Jesper Lohmann, Nastja Arcel
cinematography by: Sophia Olsson
film editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
art director: Sabine Hviid
music: Martin Dirkov
producer: Stinna Lassen
co-producer: Gary Farkas, Rebecka Lafrenz, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller, Mimmi Spång
executive producer: Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Ole Søndberg, Vibeke Windeløv
production: Good Company Films, Garagefilm International AB, Vixens
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, Météore Films