The Good Boss (El Buen Patrón)

Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Country:
Spain
Year:
2021
Certificate:
15A

“It’s Javier Bardem’s show as he reunites with Fernando Leon de Aranoafor this parable of power in a provincial Spanish town. ... The Good Boss is as smooth and efficient as a well-run factory.” Screen International

Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee that 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 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 workplace comedy with Javier Bardem as the friendly face of capitalist corruption, a biting and acerbic character study and a darkly funny social.