2021 ( Spain ) ( Comedy, Drama )
(Spanish, Arabic and Ukrainian with English subtitles)
Starring: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
The Good Boss is a black comedy which features Blanko (Javier Bardem), the boss of a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town. He awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds the company’s fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process. Blanco may claim that his factory is simply an extension of his own family, but it’s clear that his well-practised propensity for secrets and lies knows no boundaries. Whether at home or at work, this pillar of respectability who blathers sonorously about serving “the community” has the morals of a snake.
The Good Boss keeps you hooked throughout, its clever screenplay depicting everyday scenarios with unique twists.