The Good Boss

El buen patrón, feature film, Spain, 2021

DIRECTED BY: Fernando León de Aranoa

The Good Boss

Javier Bardem,
Manolo Solo,
Almudena Amor,
Óscar de la Fuente,
Sonia Almarcha,
Fernando Albizu

Fernando León de Aranoa

Pau Esteve Birba

Vanessa Marimbert


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

color, 120'