The Good Boss

  • Fernando León de Aranoa
  • Spain
  • 2021
  • 120'
  • El buen patrón


Blanco (Javier Bardem), the charismatic owner of a family-run factory, is intent on winning the local award for business excellence. The award requires perfection and that is exactly what Blanco has to offer! But when troublesome employees start getting in the way of his plans, the “good boss” will have no qualms about getting involved in their private lives, prompting an unimaginable chain reaction. The Good Boss is a dark corporate satire in which Javier Bardem masterfully embodies the friendly face of capitalist corruption. The film premiered at San Sebastián and is Spain’s Oscar candidate.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Fernando León de Aranoa

Acclaimed Spanish director, born in Madrid. In 1996, he made his first feature, Family, for which he won the Goya for Best New Director. He has won multiple awards for his subsequent work, including several Goyas for best film, director and screenplay. Films: Neigbourhood (1998), Mondays in the Sun (2002), Princesas (2005), Amador (2010), A Perfect Day (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2015), Loving Pablo (2017).

The Good Boss

Fernando León de Aranoa
Fernando León de Aranoa
Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha, Fernando Albizu, Tarik Rmili, Rafa Castejón, Celso Bugallo
Pau Esteve Birba
Vanessa Marimbert
Fernando León de Aranoa, Jaume Roures
Reposado PC, The Mediapro Studio
Festivals & Awards
San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Zurich Film Festival 2021

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