The Charmer


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 9:45 PM
The Main 2 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 2:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Charmøren
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Midnight Sun
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Iranian Interest
Release Year:2017
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Fedeora Award - San Sebastian International Film Festival
Silver Hugo Award - Chicago International Film Festival
Competition 1-2 Best Film Award - Warsaw International Film Festival
NDR Film Prize - Nordic Film Days
Humanitarian Award - Tbilisi International Film Festival
Print Source:Alma Cinema
Director:Milad Alami
Producer:Stinna Lassen
Cinematographer:Sophia Olsson
Screenwriter:Ingeborg Topsøe
Milad Alami
Editor:Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Composer:Martin Dirkov
Principal Cast:Ardalan Esmaili
Soho Rezanejad
Lars Brygmann
Susan Taslimi


Using his exotic looks and romantic wiles, an Iranian man races against time to obtain a residence permit in Denmark in this intense psychological drama. From his perch at an upscale Copenhagen wine bar, the impeccably dressed Esmail scours the room, looking for a vulnerable and available Danish female on whom to unleash his charm offensive. Little does she know that he will be deported if he doesn’t land a stable relationship to enhance his otherwise weak immigration application.

This feature debut by Miladi, an Iranian who came to Sweden at the age of six, explores the all-too-human aspects of what makes someone leave their house, home, family and culture to start a new life at the other end of the world, and the consequences of that decision.

Director Biography

Milad Alami Milad Alami was born in Tehran, Iran in 1982. He has produced numerous short films during his career, including Mommy (’15), Nordic Factory (’14) and Void (’14), and has won Robert Awards for his work. The Charmer is his feature-directorial debut. He is based in Denmark.



"A carefully assembled, perceptive slow-burner." - Hollywood Reporter


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