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THE BOSS OF IT ALL

by Lars von Trier

synopsis

The owner of an IT firm wants to sell out. The trouble is that when he established his firm he invented a non-existent company president to hide behind when unpopular steps needed taking. When the potential purchaser insists on negotiating with the 'president' 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.

international title: The Boss of it All
original title: Direktøren for det hele
country: Denmark, Sweden
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Lars von Trier
film run: 99'
release date: DK 08/12/2006, IS 08/12/2006, IT 05/01/2007, FR 28/02/2007, HU 15/03/2007, ES 16/03/2007, CZ 29/03/2007, NL 10/05/2007
screenplay: Lars von Trier
cast: Jens Albinus, Jean-Marc Barr, Casper Christensen, Benedikt Erlingsson, Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Peter Gantzler
cinematography by: Lars von Trier
film editing: Molly Malene Stensgård
art director: Simone Grau
producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Vibeke Windeløv, Signe Jensen, Lene Børglum
production: Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa Entertainments2 ApS
backing: Danish Film Institute (DK), MEDIA PLUS
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution, Lucky Red (IT), Golem (ES), A-Film Distribution (NL), ArtCam (CZ)
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