The Good Boss


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Sep 11 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Sep 12 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Sep 13 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Sep 14 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 15 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:116 minutes
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fernando León de Aranoa
Cast:Javier Bardem
Manolo Solo
Almudena Amor
Óscar de la Fuente


"The Good Boss" takes place in and around the Básculas Blanco factory, where all things must be in balance at all times. After all, they manufacture scales of all shapes and sizes. There, the seemingly benevolent boss, Blanco (Javier Bardem), is preparing his workforce for an upcoming inspection by a group visiting local businesses to select one for a prestigious prize – the Business Excellence Award.

Everything has to be perfect when the time comes.

Tensions begin to mount, however, when recently fired employee Jose shows up with his two children and begins making demands for the reinstatement of his employment. When Blanco's management team refuses, the employee begins a one-man crusade to discredit Blanco and prevent him from winning the much-coveted award.

Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Javier Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.

“Javier Bardem gives a powerhouse performance.” – Australian

“Slickly entertaining.” – The Hollywood Reporter