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Denmark sends ‘Superclasico’ to Oscars

Comedy stars Paprika Steen, Anders W. Berthelsen

LONDON — Denmark has chosen “Superclasico” to be its entry in the foreign-language film category of the Oscars.

The Argentina-set comedy, which was helmed by Ole Christian Madsen, stars Paprika Steen and Anders W. Berthelsen as a couple on the brink of finalizing their divorce.

The film, which screened in Toronto Film Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema section, was produced by Lars Bredo Rahbek and Signe Leick Jensen for Nimbus Film. It has grossed $2 million at the Danish box office.

The Match Factory is handling international sales.

Madsen’s last pic was World War II drama “Flame and Citron,” which grossed $9.2 million in 2008 in Denmark.

The Danish Oscar Committee, comprising eight reps from the local film biz, selected “Superclasico” from a three-film shortlist. The other pics on the list were Martin P. Zandvliet’s “A Funny Man,” and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s “A Family.”

The committee consisted of Henrik Bo Nielsen, CEO of the Danish Film Institute, producer Per Holst, cinematographer Jan Weincke, thesp Thomas Magnussen, exhibitor Kim Pedersen, helmer Martin Strange-Hansen, film journalist Jacob Wendt Jensen and Steffen Andersen-Moller, who is head of distribution at the DFI.

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