The Colombian midfielder, Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, would be a great football star even if he’d never been born with that bright yellow afro of his. However, that infamous hair has given Valderrama a number of other opportunities he wouldn’t have had otherwise, such as a starring role in the Argentine comedy Por Un Puñado De Pelos.
Directed by Néstor Montalbano, it follows a young millionaire, Tuti Turman, who has everything money can buy — except a full head of hair. He soon learns of a river with magic water that helps people sprout a whole new mane after bathing in it.
Tuti tries out the water, gets the hair he’s always wanted and decides to make a fortune from the magical liquid. Standing in his way, however, is El Pibe who also happens to be the mayor of the town. How appropriate! His real-life wife Elvira Redondo also stars in the film as his movie wife. Inception’d!!
Por Un Puñado De Pelos premiered in Argentina last year and will debut in Pibe’s home country of Colombia on September 18.