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3.4
1,214 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.

The Boss of It All Directed by Lars von Trier

Critics reviews

The script for THE BOSS OF IT ALL is a good one, an incisive satire of corporate skullduggery… But von Trier righteously fucks it up with a sui generis cinematographic conceit: Automavision, a system of von Trier’s invention that produces a cacophony of random, computer-selected camera angles and movements… When a filmmaker has nothing to say, but speaks anyway, that’s a bad film. When a filmmaker conceives and elaborates a system for negating himself, that’s a work of art.
October 09, 2015
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[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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