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The Good Boss

Fernando León de Aranoa |Spain |2021 |120min
Language: Spanish with subtitles Rating: 14A Cast: Javier Bardem, Almudena Amor, María de Nati


October 12:5:00 pm, 7:20 pmOctober 13:5:00 pm, 7:20 pm

Javier Bardem seems to be having a blast playing the ultimate corporate fatcat, giving one of his most wicked performances yet as disingenuous factory boss Blanco, who can wink at the cameras while axing much of his staff. Director and screenwriter Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s social commentary has bloody bite to it, showing how the born-into-the-business Blanco sleeps his way through the interns while campaigning for an award in business excellence. Could his luxurious high life take a tumble?  You’ll have to see for yourself in this clever black comedy that jabs at just how unfair the corporate work world is. It’s no wonder that it won both its director and its star Goyas — Spain’s equivalent of the Oscar.—San Jose Mercury News

“The Good Boss” provides prime material for Bardem, who has to maintain a polished veneer even as his character’s mendacity and troubles mount.”—New York Times

“Slickly entertaining, considering its rather weighty subject matter.”—Hollywood Reporter

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