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The Boss of It All (2006)
"Direktøren for det hele" (original title)

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An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

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Direktøren for det hele / Kristoffer / Svend E
Peter Gantzler ...
Ravn
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson ...
Finnur (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
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Henrik Prip ...
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Mia Lyhne ...
Heidi A.
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Gorm
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Mette
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The owner of an IT firm wants to sell up. The trouble is that when he started his firm he invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind when unpopular steps needed taking. When potential purchasers insist on negotiating with the "Boss" face to face the owner has to take on a failed actor to play the part. The actor suddenly discovers he is a pawn in a game that goes on to sorely test his (lack of) moral fibre. Written by Trust Film Sales

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8 December 2006 (Denmark)  »

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,052 (USA) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$51,300 (USA) (13 July 2007)
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This movie is shot with camera technique called Automavision, an innovation in which the camera angles and movements are selected by a computer. The media notes explain technique, "a principle for shooting film developed with the intention of limiting human influence by inviting chance in from the cold". There are odd framings and jump cuts within scenes making everything seem a bit unsettled. See more »

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A friend hires his actor friend to stand in the line of fire as the absentee boss of his company
18 October 2006 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I think if Von Trier's name wasn't attached to the project the people commenting might me more willing to accept this brilliant comedy. If you watch this expecting Manderlay, Dancer in the Dark, or even The Idiots, you will be disappointed. One gets the feeling from the narration (done by Von Trier himself, or at least someone speaking directly for him) this was a one off for Von Trier;a film meant to cleanse his pallet before he sinks his teeth back into American Democracy. But by taking himself less seriously he's made one of the best films of his career. I saw this at the Pusan International Film Festival and it was one of the 2 best films I saw the entire week. A couple times I was close to tears.


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