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CHARMØREN / The Charmer

CHARMØREN / The Charmer

From his perch at an upscale Copenhagen wine bar, the impeccably dressed Iran-born Esmail scours the room, looking for a vulnerable Danish female to ply with his charms – he desperately needs a live-in relationship to enhance his otherwise weak immigration application. This intense psychological drama explores what prompts someone to leave their home to start a new life at the other end of the world. (Chicago Film Festival)

Milad Alami
Born in Iran, raised in Sweden and now living 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. The latest one, “Mommy” (2015), won the Danish Academy Award for Best Short Film. “The Charmer” is his feature film debut.

Film Selection: Charmøren (The Charmer, 2017) — Mommy (2015, short) — Nordic Factory (2015, mid-length) — Void (2014, short)

Competition Fiction 2018

Milad Alami

Denmark / Sweden 2017
DCP / color
100 minutes
Danish / English / Farsi

Sophia Olsson
Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Bo Asdal Andersen
Martin Dirkov
Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann
Stinna Lassen



Good Company Films, Garagefilm
World Sales

Alma Cinema

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival San Sebastián 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere