The charmer


2017, Denmark-Sweden
100 min., col., OV – Danish, Persian

Director Milad Alami
Scriptwriters Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe
DoP Sophia Olsson
Production design Sabine Hviid
Music Martin Juel Dirkov
Editing Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Cast Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann
Producer Stinna Lassen
Production Good Company Films
World Sales Alma Cinema

Nearly every night, handsome Esmail dons the same suit and heads to the same upscale wine bar, looking to meet and hook up with random women. But Esmail isn’t your typical pickup artist. An Iranian immigrant living in Denmark, he needs to find a Danish partner soon or face deportation. As the clock winds down and pressure mounts, a captivating young woman enters Esmail’s life, threatening to upend his carefully calibrated existence.

  • Fedeora award, San-Sebastian IFF-2017
  • Best film prizes at FEST (Belgrade) IFF and Warsaw IFF
  • Prizes of IFF at Gothenburg, Lubec, Chicago, Plam Springs, Tbilisi and others


Director, scriptwriter. Born in Iran in 1982, grew up in Sweden and now lives in Denmark. He graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2011. His films have been selected for numerous film festivals, amongst other Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, New York, Clermont Ferrand and Karlovy Vary. His latest short film “Mommy” premiered in competition at Gothenborg IFF in January 2015 and won the Danish Academy Award for Best Short Film 2016. “The Charmer” marks the feature film debut of Milad Alami.


Theater them. Chekhov

20:30 - The Seducer / The Charmer (Iran, Denmark), Dir. Milad Alami / Milad Alami, 100 ', 18+


Cinema "October", big hall

11:00 - The Seducer / The Charmer (Iran, Denmark), Dir.Milad Alami / Milad Alami, 100 ', 18+, repeat