Magazine article Screen International

Identity Drama 'The Charmer' Starts Shoot in Denmark, Middle East

Magazine article Screen International

Identity Drama 'The Charmer' Starts Shoot in Denmark, Middle East

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Swedish-Iranian director Milad Alami has started principal photography on his debut feature The Charmer in Copenhagen.

The film will also shoot at undisclosed locations in the Middle East with a second unit.

The feature is "an intense psychological drama" about a young Iranian man who wants to meet women who can help him stay in Denmark; he falls in love with one woman while another woman's husband seeks revenge on him.

After a five-week shoot, The Charmer will be delivered in spring 2017.

Alami, who graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2011, won the Danish Robert award for his short Mommy; and his previous short Void starring Lars Mikkelsen played at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

The script is co-written by Alami with Ingeborg Topsøe, an NFTS graduate who previously wrote Sundance-selected Volume.

"I've always sought to tell stories of people under extreme psychological pressure, often outsiders who observe the world from the sidelines," said Alami. …

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