The Charmer

An engaging film about an Iranian guy who tries to get his green card in Denmark but seducing women in the hopes of marrying them.

It’s an interesting look at race and gender and power. For him, these white women hold his life in their hands, they can decide if he stays and prospers here or gets deported back to Iran. They have all the power. For the women, he uses them, betrays them and humiliates them, it completely destroys one woman and her family. He has all the power. There’s no easy way to reconcile this.

It’s also a love story, with a sympathetic if morally ambiguous main character, whose past sins are steadily catching up with him.