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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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Direktøren for det hele / Kristoffer / Svend E
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Ravn
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson ...
Finnur (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
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Tolk
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Henrik Prip ...
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Mia Lyhne ...
Heidi A.
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Gorm
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Mette
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Jokumsen
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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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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,052 (USA) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$51,300 (USA) (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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Superb, satirical enterprise comedy
19 March 2008 | by (Cambridge) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful surprise this film was! I never expected a pretty straightforward satire from von Trier and Dogme, but I certainly got it. The plot sounds well-used and obvious but the way it was transferred to a Scandinavian IT culture, the distanced approach to character writing, improvisation, and superb acting and direction made it a great comedy. On reflection, what was really hilarious was the massively over-inflated self-importance of each and every character. Ali G. and Borat could learn a few things from these Danes (and one very irate Icelander).

As the end credits voice-over said, "Apologies to those who expected more, and to those who expected less. The others got what they deserved". I was glad to be one of the others.


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