The Boss of It All
|The Boss of It All|
Danish theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lars von Trier|
|Written by||Lars von Trier|
|Music by||Mikkel Maltha|
|Edited by||Molly Malene Stensgaard|
|Distributed by||Nordisk Film Biografdistribution|
The owner of an IT company wishes to sell it. But, for years, he has pretended that the real boss lives in America and communicates with the staff only by e-mail. That way, all the unpopular decisions can be attributed to the absentee manager, while all the popular ones to him directly. But now, the prospective buyer insists on meeting the big boss in person. In a panic, the owner hires a failed, over-intellectualizing actor to portray this imaginary boss, and the actor proceeds to improvise all his lines, to the consternation of both the buyer and the company staff, who finally get to meet their ghostly boss.
- Jens Albinus as The Boss of It All / Kristoffer / Svend E
- Peter Gantzler as Ravn
- Friðrik Þór Friðriksson as Finnur
- Benedikt Erlingsson as Interpreter
- Iben Hjejle as Lise
- Henrik Prip as Nalle
- Mia Lyhne as Heidi A.
- Casper Christensen as Gorm
- Louise Mieritz as Mette
- Jean-Marc Barr as Spencer
- Sofie Gråbøl as Kisser
- Anders Hove as Jokumsen
The Boss of It All opened in Denmark on 8 December 2006 and earned 1,147,632 kr. The film opened in the United States on 23 May 2007 and earned $51,548. Worldwide, the film grossed $3,111,395.
The film received generally positive reviews. It holds a 74% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 65 reviews. On Metacritic, the film has a 71/100 rating based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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- The Boss of It All at Box Office Mojo
- The Boss of It All at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Boss of It All at Metacritic
- The Boss of It All in the Danish National Filmography
- The Director Interviews: Lars von Trier, The Boss of It All at Filmmaker Magazine
- 'I'm a control freak – but I was not in control' – interview with von Trier
- Slave to cinema – interview with von Trier