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by Lars von Trier


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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