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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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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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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
 
Original Music by
Mikkel Maltha 
 
Cinematography by
Claus Rosenløv Jensen 
 
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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Also Known As:
"Direktøren for det hele" - Denmark (original title)
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99 min
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Skuespillerne for det hele (2007) (V)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Danish Humor and Culture, 30 January 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Danish lawyer Ravn (Peter Gantzler) owns the high technology company IT that he founded with the money he borrowed from his six directors. However, he invented a fictitious and powerful president named "The Boss of It All" to cover the unpopular policies of the company with the employees. When he decides to sell up the company to the Icelandic entrepreneur Finnur (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson), the buyer demands to negotiate directly with the president of IT. Ravn hires the unemployed actor Kristoffer (Jen Albinus), who is a fan of the actor Antonio Gambini, to perform the role of president of IT under a contract of confidentiality. Along the days, Kristoffer gets close to and emotionally involved with the employees of IT. Sooner he finds that the lawyer of Finnur is his ex-wife that tells him that Ravn is tricking his colleague that will lose their jobs and rights. Kristoffer tries to persuade Ravn to confess his business to the co-workers until he finds that Finnur is also a fan of Gambini.

The witty "Direktøren for det Hele" is a surrealistic dark humor comedy of Lars von Trier with a funny story of greed and vanity. I am a big fan of this director and I liked this movie, but I lost many jokes since I am not familiarized with Danish humor and culture. The conclusion is very sarcastic and I believe not easy to be understood. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Grande Chefe" ("The Big Boss")

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