The Charmer

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The Charmer

by Milad Alami

Iran, Denmark


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Director : Milad Alami

Script : Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe 

Photographer : Sophia Olsonn

Editing : Olivia Neergaard-Holm

Sound : Bo Asdal

Music : Martin Dirkov 

Actors : Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann 

Production : Good Company Films – Stinna Lassen, Garagefilm International, Film i Väst , Vixens 

Distributor : 


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75 010 Paris
tél : 01 42 54 96 20
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Year : 2017

Screening : 2023

DCP, Color, 100 mn, OV danish, persian SUBFR

2017 Varsovie and San Sebastian Festivals

Esmail, a charming, young Iranian, lives in Denmark where he works as a removal man. However, when evening draws in, he goes out in the classy areas of the town to charm young women, hoping in that way to find a wife and get a residence permit. When he meets Sara, everything is disrupted. On the point of getting what he wants, he is being followed by a mysterious man. “My idea was not to make a political film but to underline the psychological, and individual aspects related to the fact of being a foreigner in a foreign country. As I was born in Iran, I know what it’s like to be divided between two cultures. Having said that, my story and that of Esmail are not at all similar. I arrived in Sweden at the age of six and I had a happy childhood. Esmail is more an object of fascination than an object of identification and I hope the public will understand it in that way... What interests me is to explore this existential solitude and the quest for belonging. I think that both this feeling of not belonging and the struggle to find one’s place in the world are universal.” Milad Alami

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