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The Good Boss

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A perfectly weighted comedyJavier Bardem and his castmates excel in Fernando León de Aranoa’s darkly funny vision of an industrial boss whose hypocrisy and parlous practices tip the scales and unravel his business.”- Sight and Sound


The Spanish entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.

The film achieved a record 20 Spanish Academy Goya Awards nominations; winning 6 including Best Picture and Best Actor for Javier Bardem.


Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its 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, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.


The Good Boss is a biting and acerbic character study with Javier Bardem in the titular role and a darkly funny social satire of the workplace. This is the third collaboration between award-winning director Fernando León de Aranoa and Academy Award- winner Javier Bardem, following Loving Pablo (Venice 2017 Official Selection) and Mondays in the Sun.

Rating Information:
strong language, sex, violence
Run time:
120 mins
Year of release:
Fernando León de Aranoa
Javier Bardem
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