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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.

Director:

Lars von Trier

Writer:

Lars von Trier
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Henrik Prip ... Nalle
Mia Lyhne Mia Lyhne ... Heidi A.
Casper Christensen ... Gorm
Louise Mieritz ... Mette
Jean-Marc Barr ... Spencer
Sofie Gråbøl ... Kisser
Anders Hove ... Jokumsen
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | France | Italy | Germany | Iceland

Language:

Danish | Icelandic | English | Russian

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€189,228 (Italy), 7 January 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,052, 27 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$51,300, 13 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 play, not a movie, but so darn good at it!
7 May 2007 | by XeniaGubermanSee 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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