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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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Lise
Henrik Prip ...
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Mia Lyhne ...
Heidi A.
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Gorm
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Mette
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Spencer
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Kisser
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Jokumsen
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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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Release Date:

8 December 2006 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Direktøren for det hele  »

Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$51,300 (USA) (13 July 2007)
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Trivia

A number of visual elements were hidden in the danish distribution of this film. These visual elements, called "Lookeys", were part of a contest to find them all. The first finder was to get a price and a role as an extra in an upcoming film. See more »

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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #4.16 (2006) See more »

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Modern Comedy
2 January 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Lars von Trier has done a modern comedy that gives (me) associations to the plays of the Norwegian-Danish comedy writer Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754). Even if it is a comedy and Lars von Trier himself in the start of the movie tells we can lean back and enjoy being entertained, the film has a message that - if you are open to it - will give you something to think about regarding moral and ethics. Like all good movies this has a surprisingly ending. "The Boss of it all" has divided the audience in Denmark in 2 groups – a group who absolutely dislikes the movie and a group which is rather enchanted with it. As you can understand I belong to the last group.


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