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Superclásico (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 March 2011 (Denmark)
Christian's wife leaves him for a top Argentinian soccer player. After 11 months of drinking his wine store stock, he flies to Buenos Aires with his son, Oscar, 16, after receiving divorce papers. Will he get his wife back?

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Ole Christian Madsen (screenplay), Anders Frithiof August (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikael Bertelsen Mikael Bertelsen ... Fortæller
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Christian
Jamie Morton Jamie Morton ... Oscar
Paprika Steen ... Anna
Pablo Pirrotta Pablo Pirrotta ... Taxichauffør 3
Sebastián Estevanez Sebastián Estevanez ... Juan Diaz
Rodolfo Basile Rodolfo Basile ... Fodboldagent 1
Sérgio Amorim Sérgio Amorim ... Fodboldagent 2 (as Sergio Amorim)
Germán Romero Germán Romero ... Taxichauffør Boca (as German Romero)
Gabriel Lobianco Gabriel Lobianco ... Taxichauffør River
Miguel Forza Miguel Forza ... River fan
Juan Alari Juan Alari ... River fan
Gustavo Comini Gustavo Comini ... River fan
Adriana Mascialino Adriana Mascialino ... Fernanda
Mariano Gerling Mariano Gerling ... Boca spiller 1
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Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17 months since his wife Anna left him. Anna works as a soccer agent in Buenos Aires and now lives a life of luxury with Argentina's top player Juan Diaz. Then one day Christian and their 16-year-old son Oscar get on a plane to Buenos Aires. Christian arrives under the pretense of wanting to sign the divorce papers, but in truth, he wants to try to win Anna back. Written by Nimbus Film Productions

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Definitely not super, but kind of classic.
2 February 2012 | by Swacs-ManSee all my reviews

Danish director Ole Christian Madsen must have felt the need for a change of pace and setting from his usual style. While his other films are tight, well-composed dramas, SuperClásico benefits from a loose, more free flowing construction and as the film plays out you realize that style and mood are a perfect match.

This film is in no way groundbreaking, nor is it meant to be. The title is a comment on the film itself, and the characters are all acting as they're supposed to be in a dramedy of this kind.

However, you can't help but to be engaged in the story, mainly because of some great performances and the beautiful Argentinian settings. All the supporting actors work well, without ever being more than 2-dimensional, as the character development is reserved for the main players. Especially Anders W. Berthelsen does a great job at conveying a man who's nearly given up on life until he is introduced to a change of scenery.

SuperClásico is recommended if you're looking for a sweet film with just the right amount of sentimentalism and temperament. It will in no way rock your world, but it's damn charming with very few weak moments. It recalls the feeling from Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Lost in Translation a little bit.


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Release Date:

17 March 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bor, tangó, kapufa See more »

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Budget:

DKK18,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,701,266
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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