Madsen hits Berlin with pair of films

'Superclasico,' 'Eik' looking for financing

BERLIN -- Danish director Ole Christian Madsen, whose last feature, "Flame & Citron," was the biggest Danish boxoffice hit in decades, has arrived in Berlin with his two follow-up projects.

Madsen and producers Nimbus are looking to nail down financing for the comedy "Superclasico" and the beatnik biopic "Eik." The Nimbus title "Submarino," from director Thomas Vinterberg, bows in competition in Berlin today.

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In "Superclasico," Anna, a Danish soccer agent, falls for a hunky Argentinean player and heads to Buenos Aires, pursued by her estranged husband, Christian. Starring Anders W. Berthelsen and Paprika Steen, it is set to begin principle photography May 10 in Denmark and Argentina with a late 2010/early 2011 delivery date.

"Eik" is a period biopic on '60s beatnik poet Eik Skaloe, described by some as the Danish Jim Morrison. Shooting is planned for 2011.

The Match Factory, which sold "Flame & Citron" to more than 50 territories, will be handling world sales on both titles.
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