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The Boss of It All -- An IT company hires an actor (Jens Albinus) to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson).

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8 December 2006 (Denmark) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb, satirical enterprise comedy See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jens Albinus ... Direktøren for det hele / Kristoffer / Svend E
Peter Gantzler ... Ravn
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson ... Finnur (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)

Benedikt Erlingsson ... Tolk

Iben Hjejle ... Lise
Henrik Prip ... Nalle
Mia Lyhne ... Heidi A.

Casper Christensen ... Gorm

Louise Mieritz ... Mette

Jean-Marc Barr ... Spencer

Sofie Gråbøl ... Kisser

Anders Hove ... Jokumsen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lars von Trier ... Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Lars von Trier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lars von Trier 

Produced by
Lene Børglum .... executive producer
Meta Louise Foldager .... producer
Eva Jakobsen .... assistant producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Signe Leick Jensen .... producer (as Signe Jensen)
Skuli Fr. Malmquist .... co-producer
Thor Sigurjonsson .... co-producer
Marianne Slot .... co-producer
Vibeke Windeløv .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Molly Marlene Stensgaard 
 
Set Decoration by
Simone Grau 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kristoffer Nyholm .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Peter Albrechtsen .... sound assistant: pre-production
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Ad Stoop .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Hjorth .... Automavision developer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Søren Pedersen .... clapper loader
Claus Rosenløv Jensen .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Julia Bloch .... assistant editor
Bodil Kjærhauge .... assistant editor
Karen Maarbjerg .... post-production coordinator
Emil Tralov .... additional editor: automavision tests
 
Other crew
Lina Bach Christensen .... production coordinator
Linda Daae .... continuity
Peter Hartwig .... software developer
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Janus Schumacher .... production assistant
Marie Sonne-Jensen .... assistant to producer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Direktøren for det hele" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
99 min
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Features The Mirror (1975)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Superb, satirical enterprise comedy, 19 March 2008
Author: ArthurKaletzky from Cambridge

What a wonderful surprise this film was! I never expected a pretty straightforward satire from von Trier and Dogme, but I certainly got it. The plot sounds well-used and obvious but the way it was transferred to a Scandinavian IT culture, the distanced approach to character writing, improvisation, and superb acting and direction made it a great comedy. On reflection, what was really hilarious was the massively over-inflated self-importance of each and every character. Ali G. and Borat could learn a few things from these Danes (and one very irate Icelander).

As the end credits voice-over said, "Apologies to those who expected more, and to those who expected less. The others got what they deserved". I was glad to be one of the others.

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