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The Charmer (2017)

"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 & 11 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
Boie Kratfeldt ... Johnny (as Dan Boie Kratfeldt)
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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Official Sites:

Good Company Films

Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Persian | English

Release Date:

5 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ingen undslipper natten See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,128, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,634, 9 December 2018
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Color
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Trivia

Milad Alami's directorial film debut. See more »

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Niloofar
Performed by Jalal Hemati
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A love story, and what you will and won't sacrifice for what you think will be a better life
26 August 2018 | by daniel-sorensen-1See all my reviews

Initially starting with Iranian Ezmail, and his quest to find a key to staying in Denmark (or rather a girl who will sign that they are partners), he then meets a daughter of Iranian immigrants, and things become more complicated. At the same time he also starts to encounter the repercussions of his searching for fake love, and of hiding/ignoring his past.

I watched this movie during the Sakhalin film festival, and got to meet Soho Rezanejad afterwards, who game some insight as to her character, and how she can related strongly. And she highlighted that this is not just a story of an immigrant coming to Denmark, and trying to find a way to stay, but also the children of immigrants, and how they search for belonging.

I definitely recommend giving this a watch.


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