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cover: Boss of it All, The (Direktoren for det Hele)

Boss of it All, The (Direktoren for det Hele)

Director(s): Lars von Trier

Theatrical Release: 2006

Cast: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Benedikt Erlingsson, Iben Hjejle, Jean-Marc Barr

Genre(s): Comedy, business

Countries: Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France

Location in store: Scandinavian Directors > Lars von Trier

(2 / 2)
Ant Rating
Running Time: 96m.

Lars von Trier's black comedy The Boss of It All (Direktoren for det Hele, 2006) concerns an IT company owner who - in need of a figurehead to "hide behind" when confronted with employee problems - invented the personage of a CEO during the startup period for his corporation. The scheme worked for a surprisingly long period, but when the time arrives to sell the business, massive problems arise - for the prospective buyers insist on only negotiating with the CEO, in person. Thus, the owner further extends the ruse, by hiring a down-and-out actor to impersonate the chief officer. With Direktoren for det Hele, von Trier uses a new means of filmmaking for this film: Automavision, whereby filming is done with an "automatic randomized camera" that selects the shots. It became a means for Von Trier to "clean up" his approach to directorial work and reconnect with his own love of filmmaking. (


DVD Special Features:

! 2 Mockumentaries

--The Actors (and the Journalist) Of It All

--The Foreigners Of It All

! 2 Featurettes

--The Making of The Boss Of It All

--Automavision: The New Dogma