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Boss of It All

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Product Overview

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.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 204939559
UPC 796019804813
UPC 14 00796019804813
Format DVD
Release Date 9/18/2007
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Benedikt Erlingsson - Actor
Iben Hjejle - Actor
Jens Albinus - Actor
Lars von Trier - Director
Lars von Trier - Writer
Lene Borglum - Executive Producer
Meta Louise Foldager - Producer
Molly Marlene Stensgard - Editor
Peter Gantzler - Actor
Review Iconoclastic Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier takes a break from his recent spate of ponderous endurance tests (Dogville, Manderlay) with the small-scale satire The Boss of It All, a clever look at office politics, technology, and the art of deception. Though it takes a while to get in sync with the movie's jumpy rhythm, the humor soon takes over and you might as well be watching a Francis Veber farce--which, in some respects, The Boss of It All resembles. Still, this being a von Trier work (he wrote as well as directed), it has none of Veber's French sunniness; it's stark and a little cold and, of course, cynical, which suits this offbeat workplace comedy just fine...Though the third act goes on too long, the film mostly moves quickly, enveloping you in its witty charade, and daring you to keep up with what's going on in Kristoffer's thespian brain. The film's off-kilter, mockumentary feel is enhanced by von Trier's use of a new computer-assisted camera system called Automavision that creates a kind of random framing for each shot. Like the movie itself, it somehow works.
Reviewer Gary Goldstein
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen
Dave Kehr, The New York Times A funny...thought-provoking comedy...
Leslie Felperin, Variety Sheerly enjoyable!
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