THE BOSS OF IT ALL (15) 2006 DENMARK TRIER, LARS VON £15.99
Black comedy from acclaimed Danish director Lars von Trier. Jens Albinus plays the boss of an IT company who, on the firm’s startup, invents a fake CEO to take the flak when potential employee problems threaten to raise their head. Everything rolls along nicely, until the time when he decides that he wants to sell the business.
With negotiations about to begin, the prospective new owners insist on dealing with the CEO face-to-face, causing a major headache for the ‘real’ owner. With time running out, he decides to follow the old adage of ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’, and sets about hiring an out of work actor in a desperate attempt to pull off the deception.
In Danish with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd
Guardian review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/feb/29/worldcinema.comedy