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

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  8 December 2006 (Denmark)
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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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Cast overview:
Direktøren for det hele / Kristoffer / Svend E
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson ...
Finnur (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
Henrik Prip ...
Mia Lyhne ...
Heidi A.


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:

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Box Office


€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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

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a play, not a movie, but so darn good at it!
7 May 2007 | by (St. Petrograd, Russia) – See all my reviews

This movie is undoubtedly an ideological departure from the recent LVT endeavours. It has no tear-jerking aspirations, except as a matter of laughs. In a way, it is self-ridiculing, adding an extra layer of hilarious logical traps. It is a bit slow in the third quarter, but then picks up. Special noteworthy inventions: the Icelandic buyer (a riot!), his translator, mythical Gambini and the "Hanged Cat"! Acting, acting, acting is very witty and plastic. It makes the piece (with mostly indoors setting) less cinematic, more of a filmed play (which is undoubtedly the intention of the director). Good entertainment and fairly original.

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