Synopsis by Mark Deming
When a man learns his ex-wife is marrying another guy, he sets out to win her back in this broad romantic comedy from director and co-screenwriter Ole Christian Madsen. Christian (Anders W. Berthelsen) runs a small shop in Copenhagen where he deals in rare and upscale wines from around the world. Lately Christian has sunk into a deep depression -- his former wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a sports agent whose career has eclipsed his, and she's left him to live in Buenos Aires with her most famous client, a star soccer player named Juan Diaz (Sebastian Estevanez). Christian's relationship with his teenage son Oscar (Jamie Morton) is also on the skids, and with his business failing, Christian has taken to drinking much of his inventory. When Christian gets word that Anna and Juan Diaz are going to tie the knot, he reckons he has one last chance to convince her she still loves him, and he and Oscar head to Argentina, where magic, romantic misunderstandings, and bad local wine all tie in to his efforts to steal Anna back from Juan Diaz. Superclasico received its North American premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Argentina, depression, ex-wife, sports-agent, wine-merchant