Charlie Siem has everything: a career as a classical violinist with sold-out concerts around the world and golden offers from the leading fashion houses, using him as a model in their international campaigns. On the surface it looks like the perfect life. But behind his photogenic looks, we meet a man who is trying to navigate his many options. What is the definition of a good career? How do you become the best version of yourself? And how do you create a life that meets both the outside world’s as well as your own high conceptions of happiness and success? For Charlie, this is not easy. The demands are high when every detail counts and only the perfect is good enough. The film is a portrait of a typical 21st century man. An existential journey into a world of expectations and choices. A story about us – the free and wealthy – who seem to have it all but are always on the hunt for more.

Director: Eva Mulvad
Camera: Eva Mulvad, Sebastian Bäumler, Balthazar Hertel, Konrad Waldmann, Maggie Olkuska, Ryan Gatt
Editor: Adam Nielsen
Sound Designer: Matz Müller
Producers: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Sidsel Siersted Stefan Kloos
Executive Producers: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær PGA, Eva Mulvad, Mikala Krogh, Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Line Producer: Karin Trolle
Colorists: Sandra Klass, Thorbjørn Münter
Production: Danish Documentary
Co-Production: Kloos & Co Medien Berlin, Bayrischer Rundfunk
Commissioning Editors BR/ARTE: Sonja Scheider, Monika Lobkowicz, Matthias Leybrand
Post Producer: Søren Green, Louise Bejerholm
Creative Consultant: Molly Marlene Steensgaard
Produced with the support of: Danish Film Institute, Creative Europe, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, DR K, VPRO, NRK, SVT, TVO, YLE, Against Gravity, Ceska Televize, Kouzi Production, LRT, TVP


Documentary, Denmark/ Germany, 2017 (85 min.)


Director: Eva Mulvad
Production: Danish Documentary
Co-Production: Kloos & Co. Medien Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk
World Sales: Rise and Shine World Sales


Festivals (Selection): CPH:DOX, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Bergen International Film festival, Message to Man, Lemesos Int’l Documentary Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Oslo Pix, Sydney Film Festival, München Documentary Festival