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1,236 Ratings

The Boss of It All

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Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, Germany, 2006
Comedy, Drama, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

The owner of an IT firm wants to sell up. When he started his firm, however, he invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind when unpopular steps needed taking. As the potential purchasers want to meet with the “Boss” face to face, the owner has to find a failed actor to play the part.

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The Boss of It All Directed by Lars von Trier
[Von Trier] gives The Boss Of It All a classically farcical structure, gradually escalating the misunderstandings and mayhem with metronomic precision… Even his divertissements are more impressive than most directors’ ostensible masterworks.
March 20, 2014
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What results, from shot to shot of even the blandest dialogue sequence, is indeed spectacular, a veritable catalogue of cinematographic taboos.
April 01, 2012
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It’s savagely clever down to the sound of the copy machine, and suggests yet again that von Trier’s yen for experimental penitence may be merely the smoke of his sideshow, obscuring his real achievements in storytelling and directing actors.
September 23, 2007
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