37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Charmer

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Esmail seems to be a successful, charming bachelor frequenting Copenhagen’s high-end nightlife establishments. In reality, however, Esmail is an Iranian immigrant attempting to become a Danish citizen before the time runs out on his visa. As the clock ticks, Esmail lives in a shelter, works long hours as a mover, and spends his nights searching for a woman to marry in order to secure his stay in Denmark. Soon, he meets Sara, who sees through Esmail’s schemes, but nonetheless falls in love with him. Sara seems like the perfect solution to his problem, but the arrangement becomes complicated when Esmail’s past catches up to him.


Sunday, November 4


7:45 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Milad Alami.

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Denmark/Sweden

Language: Danish, Persian

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Ardalan Esmaili, Lars Brygmann, Stine Fischer Christensen, Austa Lea Jespersen, Susan Taslimi, Boie Kratfeldt.