The Charmer

  • Milad Alami
  • Denmark, Sweden
  • 2017
  • 100'
  • Charmøren

Esmail is a charming young Iranian in Copenhagen who spends his time tirelessly cruising singles bars in a desperate search for a lonely Danish woman who would save him from deportation to his homeland. In the constant game of seduction, Esmail has to change his identity, presenting himself as a successful urban bachelor. Slowly he starts losing the notion of his true self. He also falls in love with a girl who instantly sees right through him. But the mysterious Esmail is haunted by sins of the past. Intriguing psychological drama with noir elements. It won the Fedeora Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

subtitles: HR, EN

Milad Alami

Born in Iran, raised in Sweden, he now lives in Denmark. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2011. His shorts have been selected for numerous festivals, including Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight), New York, Clermont Ferrand and Karlovy Vary. Charmøren is his feature film debut.


The Charmer

Milad Alami
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Festivals & Awards
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017 – Fedeora Award; Chicago International Film Festival 2017; Warsaw Film Festival 2017

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