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The Charmer (2017)

Charmøren (original title)
"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

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Milad Alami
12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ardalan Esmaili ... Esmail
Soho Rezanejad Soho Rezanejad ... Sara
Lars Brygmann ... Lars
Susan Taslimi ... Leila
Elmira Arikan Elmira Arikan ... Woman in Iran
Hassan El Sayed Hassan El Sayed ... Amir (as Hassan Elsayed)
Stine Fischer Christensen ... Johanne
Amalie Lindegård Amalie Lindegård ... Liv
Dan Boie ... Johnny (as Dan Boie Kratfeldt)
Austa Lea Jespersen Austa Lea Jespersen ... Ida (as Austa Lea Gohr Jespersen)
Kitt Maiken Mortensen Kitt Maiken Mortensen ... Simone
Petrine Agger Petrine Agger ... Advisor
Martin Geertz Martin Geertz ... Host at Party
Mette K. Madsen Mette K. Madsen ... Anna
Morten Hee Andersen Morten Hee Andersen ... Guy in Bar
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"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

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Milad Alami's directorial film debut. See more »

Soundtracks

Montazeram
Lyrics by Taraneh Kiani Nejad
Performed by Saeed Azizi
Composed and arranged by Saeed Azizi
Produced by Saeed Azizi
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EUFF Review: The Charmer (7 Stars)
23 September 2019 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I love movies about poverty and Charmoren (The Charmer) nails it when it characterizes its main character - an Iraqi migrant living in Denmark - who is just going by through odd movers and other petty jobs. He is supposed to find a Danish wife in less than two months or else he will be deported, and so begins a funny yet a sad journey with pubs and night bars and parties where the aim is one and only one: find a bachelorette and get her to marry him. Charmoren starts as a sweet film and then just goes heavy on you as the climax unveils itself. The best part is neither the comedy or the desperation that is so beautifully acted out by main guy Ardalan Esmaili but when you get what his character does what he does at the end. It just makes the film so much more powerful and compelling in its art and message. One of the best films I saw at EUFF 2019. TN.

(Watched and reviewed at the 24th European Union Film Festival (EUFF India) in Mumbai.)


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Official Sites:

Good Company Films

Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Persian | English

Release Date:

5 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$26,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,379
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