The Charmer

The Charmer

Winner of the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, THE CHARMER is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark, on the verge of being thrown out of the country if he can’t find a Danish woman to marry. He dresses well and frequents posh bars, easily ingratiating himself with attractive Danes who are seduced by his good looks, gentle manners, and apparent decency. But he’s a man caught between his self-interest and his equally strong sense of integrity. Things get a lot more complicated when he meets a beautiful fellow countryman (Iranian singer Soho Rezanejad) who immediately grasps his game plan, but finds herself attracted to him nonetheless. THE CHARMER is a debut movie by a director who understands that a psychological thriller need not focus on violent crime. Rather it wraps its head around the notion that small, seemingly insignificant acts may cause pain and trauma to those who become players in our lives.
Winner of the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, THE CHARMER is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark, on the verge of being thrown out of the country if he can’t find a Danish woman to marry. He dresses well and frequents posh bars, easily ingratiating himself with attractive Danes who are seduced by his good looks, gentle manners, and apparent decency. But he’s a man caught between his self-interest and his equally strong sense of integrity. Things get a lot more complicated when he meets a beautiful fellow countryman (Iranian singer Soho Rezanejad) who immediately grasps his game plan, but finds herself attracted to him nonetheless. THE CHARMER is a debut movie by a director who understands that a psychological thriller need not focus on violent crime. Rather it wraps its head around the notion that small, seemingly insignificant acts may cause pain and trauma to those who become players in our lives.