The Charmer

Synopsis & Film Details

Filmworks presents the Danish thriller “The Charmer,” an international festival favorite and first full-length feature from director Milad Alami. The film tells the story of Esmail, an Iranian immigrant who is looking to meet a woman to secure his stay in Denmark. The young, handsome, and charming Esmail grows increasingly desperate to find a connection. Then he meets Sara, an Iranian woman who introduces him to her family and their Danish-Iranian community. The unexpected meeting quickly grows into a promising close relationship, just as Esmail’s past begins to catch up with him. Full of surprises, “The Charmer” is a meticulously told mystery, slowly unraveling to reveal the complexity of Esmail–his old life in Iran and his new life in Denmark.

In Danish, Persian, and English, with English subtitles.
Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Milad Alami
Denmark/Sweden • 100 minutes • Not Rated
Distributor: Film Movement

Screening Sponsor:
Iranian Culture and Art Club of Fresno (Kanoon)