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Direktøren for det hele (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 December 2006 (Denmark)
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.

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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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The Boss of It All  »

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€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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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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Modern Comedy
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Lars von Trier has done a modern comedy that gives (me) associations to the plays of the Norwegian-Danish comedy writer Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754). Even if it is a comedy and Lars von Trier himself in the start of the movie tells we can lean back and enjoy being entertained, the film has a message that - if you are open to it - will give you something to think about regarding moral and ethics. Like all good movies this has a surprisingly ending. "The Boss of it all" has divided the audience in Denmark in 2 groups – a group who absolutely dislikes the movie and a group which is rather enchanted with it. As you can understand I belong to the last group.


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