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Film poster
Directed byOle Christian Madsen
Produced bySigne Leick Jensen
Written byOle Christian Madsen
Anders August
StarringPaprika Steen
CinematographyJørgen Johansson
Release date
  • 17 March 2011 (2011-03-17)
Running time
99 minutes

SuperClásico is a 2011 Danish comedy film set in Argentina and directed by Ole Christian Madsen.[1] The film was selected as the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[2][3] On 18 January 2012, the film was named as one of the nine shortlisted entries for the Oscars.[4]


The Danish wine seller Christian receives the divorce papers of his wife Anna. Anna works in Argentina as a football manager. Since the 16-year-old son Oscar is supposed to visit Anna, Christian decides to fly along to convince his wife not to divorce him. However, she already has a relationship with the Argentinian football star Juan Diaz. He is about to play the most important Argentinean soccer game, the Superclásico. Christian gets to know Argentine culture and people during his stay: The elderly but passionate housekeeper Fernanda, with whom he has a short affair and the odd winegrower Mendoza, who doesn't get along well with anyone, but who meets a fellow sufferer in Christian. Meanwhile, son Oscar meets the travel guide Veronica. He runs away from home and starts a relationship with her. When the relationship comes to light, there are problems that can be resolved with Christian's help. When Anna and Juan Diaz have their first arguments, Christian and Anna get closer again. Only then does Christian, changed by the Argentinean culture, begin to let go of Anna. After the marriage of Juan Diaz and Anna, Christian goes happily home to Denmark.


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  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 104. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. ^ Barraclough, Leo (23 September 2011). "Denmark sends 'Superclasico' to Oscars". Variety. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  3. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 19 January 2012.

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