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Danish director Milad Alami’s feature debut, The Charmer, has been picked up by the Danish production company Good Company Films.

Written by Ingeborg Topsøe, The Charmer is a psychological drama about race, class, and the struggle for a better life. In the film, Esmail, a young Iranian man living in Copenhagen, is desperately looking for a girlfriend to ensure his stay in Denmark will continue. When he finally falls in love, his past catches up with him and jeopardises everything he has been working for.

The film stars Iranian actor Ardalan Esmaili (pictured) and contains a mixture of Iranian and Danish actors, including Susan Taslimi, Soho Rezanejad, Stine Fischer Christensen, lars Brygmann and Jesper Lohmann.

The Charmer will be filmed in and around Copenhagen, plus in the Middle East, early next year.

Good Company Films launched in Copenhagen in 2014 and is operated by four Danish producers: Vibeke Windeløv, Ole Søndberg, Stinna Lassen and Anni Fernandez.