When the charismatic Sepp Piontek resigns as manager of the national Danish football team, the logical successor is his assistant, Richard Møller Nielsen (played by Ulrich Thomsen). Richard’s reign as manager turns into a catastrophe and the team fails to qualify for Euro 1992. But suddenly, due to UN sanctions, Yugoslavia is out of the Euro and Denmark is in. And what follows is a little bit of sporting magic. Director Kasper Borfoed was there to watch the Euro final in 1992, and dreamed of making a film capturing those turbulent weeks when everything changed.
Even though actor Ulrich Thomsen originate from Fyn, just as his real life character Richard Møller Nielsen, Thomsen had a hard time learning Møller Nielsens very special dialect.