The Good Boss

Awaiting a visit by a committee that could give his company an award for excellence, Julio Blanco, the owner of an industrial scales manufacturing business, tries to resolve any of his workers' problems in time. But it seems that everything is conspiring against him! Working against the clock, Blanco goes to extreme lengths to resolve his employees’ problems, resulting in a succession of explosive events and unimaginable consequences.

Cer. 12


The story of a man so aware of being exactly who he wants to be that it is even scary. And entertaining. (...) a Bardem who transforms himself to find a place just steps away from a miracle." Luis Martínez, Diario El Mundo


-Winner | 13th Festival CiBRA, 2021: Best Original Screenplay.

-Winner | 27th Forqué Awards, 2021: Best Fiction or Animation Film, Best Actor (Javier Bardem)

-Winner | 9th Feroz Awards, 2022: Best Comedy Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Javier Bardem).

-Winner | 1st Carmen Awards, 2022: Best Supporting Actor (Manolo Solo), Best New Actress (Mara Guil), Best Cinematography (Pau Esteve).

-Winner | 77th CEC Medals, 2022: Best Actor (Javier Bardem), Best New Actress (Almudena Amor).

-Winner | 30th Actors and Actresses Union Awards, 2022: Best Film Actor in a Leading Role (Javier Bardem), Best Film Actor in a Secondary Role (Óscar de la Fuente), Best Film Actress in a Secondary Role (Sonia Almarcha), Best Film Actor in a Minor Role (Fernando Albizu), Best New Acto (Tarik Rmili), Best New Actress (Almudena Amor).

-Winner | Spanish Screenwriters' Union Awards, 2022: Best Screenplay in a Comedy Feature Film: Film Director.

-Winner | 72nd Fotogramas de Plata, 2022: Best Film Actor (Javier Bardem).

-Winner | 66th Sant Jordi Awards, 2022: Best Spanish Actor (Javier Bardem).

-Winner | 9th Platino Awards, 2022: Best Ibero-American Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Javier Bardem).

-Winner | 64th Ariel Awards, 2022: Best Ibero-American Film.

-Winner | 35th European Film Awards: Best European Comedy.
French Institute


  • October 7, 2023 (5.30pm)
Spanish with subtitles in English


  • Comedy, drama


  • Fernando León de Aranoa

Main Cast

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

Release Year

  • 2021


  • Mins: 120'